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Reedville Fishermen's Museum

504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539
804-453-6529
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Reedville
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.
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Churchton, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Reedville Fishermen's Museum not only tells the story of the menhaden fishing industry in it's heyday and how important the menhaden are not only for the products fish oil is in today, but also for the important part menhaden play in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The museum is run by dedicated volunteers. They even have workshops for families to... More

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Reedville, Virginia, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Reedville used to have the highest per capita income in the US. The big fishing employer here fishes for Menhaden which are used in more products than you can imagine. See the train room!

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Williamsburg, Va
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We came just as they were about to close. No matter! They let us in at no charge, let us wander through all the interesting exhibits and pictures, told us some of the history, let us take our time in the gift shop. Truly friendly wonderful country folks that are very proud of Reedville, it's history, and their museum. I'd... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
31 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This place has a real wealth of materials on display. Lots of pictures, but good to have one of the volunteers along, because you can't learn that much on your own- not a lot of details on the exhibits. A real glimpse of the past history of fishing. Price is $5 per person, which seems a bit high.

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I visited this museum this week on a three day get-away. What a pleasant surprise it was. The museum documents the Reedville fishing industry. We knew nothing about it prior to our visit, but by the time we left we felt like experts. The exhibits were top notch. The docents were totally devoted to the place and... More

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Dugspur, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a very fine museum on many levels. The history of the menhaden fishing industry is hi-lighted by varied exhibits. A pleasant surprise was the model train layout. Wonderful blend of the maritime with the railroad that never came. Great exhibits of bay boats and the lighthouses that protect the fishermen. The level of volunteer involvement is impressive. Model... More

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Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Reedville Fisherman's Museum shows what a dedicated group of volunteers with a passion for an area can do. The history of the Manhadden Fishery is well depicted thru photos, documents, film and models. If you enjoy model trains, there's a building dedicated to a model of the train system that was proposed for the surrounding area but never built.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

It is a great place to take visitors who do not know the great Northern neck and no nothing about the menhaden fishing industry and the various types of fishing boats

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The is a great little museum with a big heart and they really do "celebrate" Reedville's maritime past in a way that brings it all back to life. Amazingly tiny space, yet packed with a lot of information in a variety of ways, from hands on to historic documents to exhibits and displays. Someone here cares a great deal and... More

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Wicomico Church, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Friendly and knowledgable docents! Always an interesting visit! Reasonable entry fee to support the museum... A must place to see! Child friendly too!

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