Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center
Tangier, VA
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: As a Gateway, Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center is ideally situated at the fringe of the marsh, directly on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. THMICC is a living history museum of Tangier Island and her people who have worked with the island and water for over 250 years. Come and experience the island on foot by walking our self-guided History Trail of over 600 places, important to our heritage. We offer free use of canoes and kayaks to paddle our water trails and follow the route John Smith did 400 years ago, through pristine marsh and home to hundreds of birds and waterfowl. Or visit our museum to see how we have coped with challenges in the past, and continue to do so as our island is battered by erosion, winds and water, and the effects of pollution on the crab harvest.
Location / Directions: Passenger Ferry only from Crisfield, MD or Reedville, VA. General Aviation to KTGI.
Address: Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center
16215 Main Ridge
Tangier, VA 23440
Phone: (302) 234-1660
E-mail: thmicc@aol.com
Activities: Site features extensive artifacts, photos, and memorabilia regarding Tangier Island and its people. The history museum is the hub, and from it you can explore the island using our free canoes and kayaks to access our water trails. Visitors can also explore the trail by foot or bicycle using over 60 hiking trail markers to learn about the people, places, and events that make Tangier exceptional.

Biking Educational Programs Hiking Tours / Walking Tours

Operating Hours: Seasonal hours vary.
Fees: Free
Visitor Facilities: Visitor Center, Museum, Restrooms, Gift Shop, Boat Launch, Floating Docks, Kayaks, Canoes, Water Trails, Walking History Trail
Accessibility: Fully Handicapped Accessible.

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