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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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A Great Little Museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Reedville, Virginia, USA
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Reedville, Virginia, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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Williamsburg, Va
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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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134 helpful votes 134 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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