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“A Gem in Reedville”

Reedville Fishermen's Museum
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Reedville
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Owner description: Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Fisherman's Museum in Reedville is worth a visit. It has a great display of local fishing life and diorama's of life in Reedville. They also have a full size replica of John Smith's boat that sailed the Chesapeake Bay.

Thank Martha780
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Very informative and the objects collected from years past were intriguing.The slideshow presentation showed us the things we had seen and some we had not in the previous days so that we could go out and explore more.

Thank Renee C
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a very interesting place to visit with knowledgeable staff to answer questions and talk about the local history. I especially found the display on the traveling Show Boats that used to visit the area. Never knew much about their history or popularity.

Thank Sequoiahealth
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

We spend a lovely morning visiting this tiny gem. The museum has several buildings: the museum itself which houses the history of the Town. It also has a great feature on the original floating show boats that went up and down that river that were the basis for the book and stage play Show Boat.

We had a great docent, Linda, that patiently and knowingly took us through the other buildings: the first home built in Reedville that has been restored and previously served at the museum's home, the boat work shop, the model train building and the wheel house. Linda was so much fun!

There are also many boats on display - two are on the national historic register plus several are excellent examples of Chesapeake Bay work boats.

This little town has amassed quite the collection! It was a great place to visit and learn.

Thank Virginiabellarella
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Our group of a dozen were eager to see what we had heard so much about. It is a seasonal operation, and in the off times they require reservations to open up. It took several emails over a few months to get a response, when I was told that I had been on the books for awhile. I called and after a pleasant talk with the director, our reserved Saturday tour was verbally verified. We had each others phone for any further needed communication.

No one was there. We wandered around the outside exhibits and it whetted our appetite for about a half hour. A gentleman who happened to come by to do some paperwork saw us, but had no idea about reserved tours. He was very generous to open the one building that he could, but we never made it into the main museum, gift shop. The Day Care for Old Guys and the miniature train exhibit was good for our group before dinner, but missing the actual museum was disappointing.

Thank Bison2000
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