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Steamboat Era Museum

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Address: 156 King Carter Dr, Irvington, VA 22480
Phone Number: 804-438-6888
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This museum captures how life was like in the 1800's - early 1900's in the Northern Neck - it is excellent for all age groups.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ray j
washington dc
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washington dc
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum captures how life was like in the 1800's - early 1900's in the Northern Neck - it is excellent for all age groups.

Thank ray j
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

it is small the people were very friendly and knowledgeable all the exhibits worked the cost was reasonable ($5 each) very clean and well kept good parking clean restrooms takes about 45 minutes to see everything if you are traveling nearby, this is a great place to stop

Thank Charles M
Salisbury, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a beautiful gem in the heart of Irvington Virginia. Very interesting and so professionally done. The talent packed into this space is quite a tribute to the area. A must see!

Thank Leslie F
Haymarket, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

For five bucks you get a wonderful short tour and access to the museum. The facility is new and the volunteer staff are very knowledgeable, They answered all of my questions but did not crow me. It was an hour well spent.

Thank Sarah R
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

If you are interested in olden days travel on the Chesapeake Bay, then this small museum is the place for you. We have visited it several times. We often see/read something that we had missed previously.

Thank palominagal
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

What a great little museum! Exhibits were top quality, loved to listen to the living history on touch pads. Wonderful they could preserve that. Guide was very knowledgable. Was told they might restore the only steamboat Pilothouse, will definitely return to see it.o

Thank Travelingmaryann
White Stone, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I volunteer here, but my review is not biased - they don't pay me! :) This is a really nice museum and they are planning some great things in the future, including restoring an authentic steamboat pilot house. They offer children's programs and have costumed interpreters at times. Open from March to November with a limited schedule in the spring... More 

1 Thank Lisa H
Westminster, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

few people realize the need for transportation around the bay in the days before the interstate highways. during the Civil war and early Virginia days, travel was by horse, carriage, foot, or boat. Communities grew where transportation was available, commerce and people. Vacationers from the big city, Baltimore and Washington DC. walk around and learn about the boats, the people... More 

1 Thank tcabelus
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great tour guide, interesting displays and wonderful videos to watch with interviews from old timers. So glad we stopped in.

Thank jj412thl
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a small museum by packed with information on the area steamboat life. Very interesting look at life on the river in the old days.

Thank Bruce T

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