Barrier Islands Center

Area: Lower Shore
barrier islands center


The Barrier Islands Center is a gem of a cultural history museum, using artfully designed exhibits and original documentary films to tell the stories of the people who lived, worked and played on Virginia’s Barrier Islands. Now the longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline on the eastern seaboard, the islands were once populated by fishing communities, lifesaving stations and fancy hotels and hunt clubs. Located on the former Almshouse Farm, the center has three historic buildings.

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