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Steamboat Era Museum

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Address: 156 King Carter Dr, Irvington, VA 22480-2000
Phone Number: 804-438-6888
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Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fascinating Piece of History

Visiting the Steamboat Era Museum during my stay in VA was paramount to my research project. I am writing a novel based in the Lancaster County area in the early 20th century, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kimberly S
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the Steamboat Era Museum during my stay in VA was paramount to my research project. I am writing a novel based in the Lancaster County area in the early 20th century, and amount of information I was able to gather from my tour was invaluable to my writing project. If you visit the Lancaster County/Northern Neck area, you must... More 

Thank Kimberly S
RIchmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were surprised by how well done this museum is! The docent gave us a thorough introduction and then we were left to explore the displays. It was worth a visit; listen to the interviews to get the full experience.

Thank Karen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure u have time to see this museum. It is a real gem! Very interesting and beautifully designed. Really glad we stopped.

Thank Cracker1Jack
washington dc
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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 

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