Barrier Islands Center

The Barrier Islands Center is housed on the former site of Almshouse Farm in Machinpongo and has the mission of preserving and perpetuating the unique culture and history of Virginia’s barrier islands through education and storing artifacts. Click on and explore the 26 interactive photos of Almshouse Farm, Cobb’s Island Hotel and Ballroom, Coast Guard Station, Mockhorn Island, Hog Island, and many more. The website also has a virtual tour of the museum.

Click here to take the tour!