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Address: 156 King Carter Dr, Irvington, VA 22480-2000
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+1 804-438-6888
10:00 - 16:00
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Even though the museum was not open for the season yet, they let us in and gave us a tour. They were so sweet and made our day!! Very interesting history on the steamboats.

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Even though the museum was not open for the season yet, they let us in and gave us a tour. They were so sweet and made our day!! Very interesting history on the steamboats.

Thank RomanceLives50
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The tour was very interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the steamboat era in the Northern Neck. I highly recommend a visit to the museum.

Thank Stan B
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

What a wonderful small museum full of so much history of the surrounding area. Nicely done with wonderful displays that explain and show so much about the area. Good for any age group.

Gloucester, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Nice museum covering the steamboat era on the northern neck region. Very friendly, informative volunteers run the museum. Definitely plan to go back with my grandson.

Thank Beverly M
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A Charming museum which has done a nice job of describing life in the Northern Neck of Virginia. The museum is well planned and material interesting. The tour can be completed within an hour.

Thank Ed R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cute museum with very dedicated wonderful staff! We enjoyed the little gift shop and the surroundings.

Thank LuvzTrav10
Massachusetts, USA
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Been here twice while visiting family. The models are a labor of love and the museum is small enough that it's easily done in about an hour. Great history/info for adults and great visuals for the younger folks. (Hope you're lucky enough to get there when the miniature train exhibit is running!)

Thank Ladythrowback
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visiting the Steamboat Era Museum during my stay in VA was paramount to my research project. I am writing a novel based in the Lancaster County area in the early 20th century, and amount of information I was able to gather from my tour was invaluable to my writing project. If you visit the Lancaster County/Northern Neck area, you must... More 

Thank Kimberly S
RIchmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were surprised by how well done this museum is! The docent gave us a thorough introduction and then we were left to explore the displays. It was worth a visit; listen to the interviews to get the full experience.

Thank Karen B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Make sure u have time to see this museum. It is a real gem! Very interesting and beautifully designed. Really glad we stopped.

Thank Cracker1Jack

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