Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo

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  • This is a cultural masterpiece.outstanding staff. Take the time. You won’t regret it. Will bring perspective to a lost historical period .  more »
  • Everybody wants oceanfront: vacationers, locals, fishermen, even sea turtles. That’s why the fact Virginia boasts the longest stretch of undeveloped oceanfront in the east shocks. Virginia barrier...  more »
  • Way mass cool action, here. Beautiful displays in a beautiful facility. Don't miss the 22 minute video, it's well worth the time. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, their devotion is apparent. I spent about an hour, you could take 2.
  • Very nice small museum about the history of life on Virginia's barrier islands. We were greeted by a docent who immediately took us in to show us a map and explained what the theme is to this museum. she then ushered us in to watch a documentary featuring former residents of Hog Island. she answered our questions and gave us suggestions on exhibits to see on the second and attic floors. The attic looked interesting but was hot even on an April day.

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