Barrier Islands Center

Three Historic Buildings
7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 23405
Region Eastern Shore
Locality Northampton
Phone: (757) 678-5550
Fax: (757) 678-5570

What is the Barrier Islands Center?  It is a gathering place, graced by weathered porch rockers that welcome you into an art gallery and gift shop rivaling New York’s finest.   It is a creative educator, grounding small-town children in history and the arts while big-city kids savor a taste of country life.  It is a museum that shelters yesterday’s culture of the islanders and watermen, and it is a farm that follows today’s best practices to cultivate the land.  Yet it is, most of all, a storyteller, safeguarding the wisdom of our past for the sake of the Eastern Shore’s future.

Heart of the Community, Soul of a Culture

Museum open Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 4. (closed holiday weekends)

Last Updated: 6/18/2014 2:25 PM
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