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Reedville Fishermen's Museum

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Address: 504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539
Phone Number: 804-453-6529
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.

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Well Done and Informative

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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Hollywood, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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 is. Very friendly staff.

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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 very friendly and VERY enthusiastic, ready to share all the information they could about the... More 

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Reedville, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Reedville Fishermen's Museum really captures the flavor and history of the Northern Neck. A large volunteer base has made this museum a community centerpiece. Anyone visiting this area should make an effort to visit RFM to see the history of the fishing industry that put Reedville on the map in the early 20th c. We always take our guests... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We escaped life for a day with our teenage boys and decided to drive around the Northern Neck. We meandered down some beautiful Virginia roads and ended up in Reedville. What a lovely little town. On a whim we visited the Reedville Fisherman's Museum. WHAT A TREAT! Inside the main building there is a museum that details the history of... More 

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The importance of the Fisherman's Museum is that it reflects a past that most of us have never experienced. It gives us an idea of what it was like to live on the Chesapeake well over a hundred years ago to the present. How fortunes were made (once the richest town in America) to the economic downturn in the fishing... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I visited the museum by one of the lovely volunteers we met at lunch. It was a wonderful experience visiting the museum and I can't wait to visit again.

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Churchton, Maryland
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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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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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