Captain Timothy Hill House, Chincoteague Island

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Captain Timothy Hill House is a historic home located at Chincoteague Island, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built about 1800, and moved to its present location in 1980 when faced with demolition. It is a 1 1/2-story dwelling that was built using pit sawn and hewn pine planks and measures 17 feet, 4 inches, by 16 feet, 4 inches. It currently sits on a low brick pier foundation. It has a modern roof featuring a steep side gable with wood shingles and weatherboard. The house has a wooden chimney that represents the first period of this house and features carvings of sailing ships of the period on the exterior

log walls. It is significant as a rare surviving example of log plank construction still existent in Virginia, possibly the oldest remaining house on Chincoteague Island, and one of the few houses remaining in Virginia which at one time had a wood chimney.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
Make Captain Timothy Hill House a centerpiece of your Chincoteague Island vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Chincoteague Island road trip planner.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Captain Timothy Hill House
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Captain Timothy Hill House reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
135 reviews
  • This place is teenie and looks closed most of the time.. but is a neat little piece of History, worth a drive by and worth the Photo Op if nearby. A 200 year old Cabin!!  more »
  • Small but interesting for history buffs. Closed due to COVID but signs encouraged us to look around, peek in windows. Had literature available to guide your visit.  more »
  • From what we could see, the building is well kept and authentic. Very limited viewing hours off season.  more »
  • Great little piece of American history on Chincoteague. We were lucky to have been on the island on a day it was open. A great tour & a wonderful restoration & preservation of a historic home.
  • Such a fine restoration. Louisa and Paul have done such an amazing job of restoring the house to its former glory.
  • A quaint little home in sensational condition. It was not open, but you could get ample interior views from the windows. A real lesson for children of the way homes looked and were constructed in an earlier period of our history. A must see on the island.
  • So great that the owners undertook the time, and the expense, to salvage the structure and the stories. With checking out the site for a brief visit.
  • Unique small dwelling. Glad they decided to take the time to preserve it.

Plan your trip to Chincoteague Island

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.