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Reedville Fishermen's Museum

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Such a gem in our little town.

Great history of the town, the railroad, the fishing industry, and boating on the Bay. Exhibits... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
virginia t
Reedville, Virginia
Learning about menhadin fishing business

Very interesting information about the area, well developed museum. Staff recommendations of... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2015
Cheryl A
Appleton, WI, United States
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Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.
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504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539-4401
+1 804-453-6529
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Great history of the town, the railroad, the fishing industry, and boating on the Bay. Exhibits change regularly. Train exhibit is so cool for children and adults. Don't think it is going to be a quick visit. Leave yourself a few hours to cover it...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

Very interesting information about the area, well developed museum. Staff recommendations of dining in the off season.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 4 October 2015

If you want to know what all those stakes are that you see in the water while boating on the Great Wicomico River or Sandy Hook Bay in NJ, stop in an get an education. Don't skip the video for starters, very informative. Around the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank SVFirstEdition
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The fishing industry created Reedville. It was a major port and the old Victorian houses were built by the captains. The museum relates the history of the watermen and brings it to the present. Menhaden is the major fish now, and the oil is used...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank VABluedog
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great opportunity to learn about the menhaden industry that was (and still is) the main economic driver for the town. Loved the miniature train showing several towns on the Northern Neck.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank ShowMeSomething
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Reedville Fisherman's Museum was the best 2 hours we spent on a recent visit to the Northern Neck. Joe and his wife were fantastic. We arrived late afternoon and got a private tour of the museum and all the outdoor exhibits. This was so...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank ukchic1
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.

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Fran C
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