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Well laid out and easily informative experience that brought to mind the difficulties associated with being in a remote water based agrarian community before roads and bridges. Social life depended on water travel. Although only 100 miles or so from Washington, D.C. today the community's...More
Very professionally done museum that's about to get a steam boat control room on display that had been used as a cabin after the boat was scraped. Nice interpretive displays; one was a little patronizing towards a Black steamship skipper but overall it was a...More
This museum chronicles the steamboat era , such an important time in our nation’s history. Steamboats allowed for easy and inexpensive travel and shipment of goods until the advent of railroads, automobiles and bridges.
The displays and models are all beautifully done.
There is so much history at this museum. We didn't know what to expect but really enjoyed our visit. A visit here really gives you a feel of how the area was during the era of the steamboat. I highly encourage you to try this...More
The people working at the museum truly were interested in this era. It made the tour (by a docent) so informative. I never knew how important steamboats were to the life and economy of an entire region. The displays are well done, my favorite is...More
I was truly impressed by the quality of the displays, dioramas and depth of information that was provided. The docent was friendly and extremely well prepared for questions from our small group. And the quality of the workmanship by William Wright on the models and...More
This is a small but amazing museum that chronicles the history and romance of the Steamboats that plied the Chesapeake Bay for almost 150 years. The museum focuses not just on the boats, but on the huge social and economic impact these boats had on...More
The steamboat era museum is a small, but excellent museum on the Northern neck will well lead tours followed by time to wander through the exhibits on your own it adds several layers of learning about some of the 600 steamboats that plied the Chesapeake...More