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Reedville Fishermen's Museum

504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539-4401
+1 804-453-6529
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Remembering the Heritage of the Watermen

If you want to know what all those stakes are that you see in the water while boating on the Great... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
SVFirstEdition
Great place to learn local watermen history

The fishing industry created Reedville. It was a major port and the old Victorian houses were built... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
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Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.
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  • Average4%
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504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539-4401
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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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
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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

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