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Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo

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Gift & Specialty Shop · History Museum
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  • We stopped here on a rainy day in September mid-week. First of all, I was impressed that they were open (as the Nat'l Wildlife Refuge was not). The center is dedicated to preserving the history of.....  more »
  • I have driven passed the Barrier Island Center many times, but finally had the time to stop. I am very thankful I did! The BIC is a hidden gem that is definitely worth the stop. It has assembled a.....  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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