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Reedville Fishermen's Museum

504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539-4401
+1 804-453-6529
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History come alive

Fun stopping place, full of information and history, ride on the Elva C was wonderful, staff has a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Randy S
Marlinton, West Virginia, United States
An Excellent Overview of Reedville

Been a summer resident of Reedville for well over a decade, but never stopped in. Modest - but... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
Northeast US
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Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539-4401
+1 804-453-6529
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Fun stopping place, full of information and history, ride on the Elva C was wonderful, staff has a wealth of knowledge.

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Been a summer resident of Reedville for well over a decade, but never stopped in. Modest - but very well done. Provides a nice overview of the menhaden business and how Reedville grew around it. The docents on duty that day -- the Tippetts (sp?)...More

Thank SteelBeach
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is an excellent small town museum that captures the waterman's way of life and how it shaped the town of Reedville. Currently, they have a special exhibit on Skipjacks, three of which were built in Reedville.

Thank Lydia H
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very interesting Museum. Lots of history about how the town started and fishing industry. Very helpful employees. Many things to see.

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We went out on a boat ride on one of the historic boats. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable of the areas history.

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 31 August 2015

An enjoyable museum with friendly volunteer staff and interesting exhibits explaining the menhaden fishing industry and chronical development of the area. There is a separate building with a landscape of the geographical area and model train tracks running throughout. They also have a restored skipjack...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Don't expect the Smithsonian, but if you would like to learn about the history of the Menhaden industry, this little museum tells it very well.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 27 July 2015

it told about local area It was easy to find. Nice people to help you. This is an interesting area of the country.

Thank lizbF4022KV
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Very well done museum. I thought I'd spend an hour, but ended up being closer to 3. The model train set-up and the boat shop were amazing. Interesting story on the menhaden industry. Not sure how objective it was, but take it for what it...More

Thank tmac23
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Did a day trip here from Williamsburg going down some very scenic tree lined roads. A nice drive! Informative displays with lots of photographs this museum gives very detailed information about the fishing industry in a bygone era. The two docents that were there were...More

Thank Elisabeth G
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