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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
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Cute and great little store

Cute museum with very dedicated wonderful staff! We enjoyed the little gift shop and the surroundings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 12, 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Cute museum with very dedicated wonderful staff! We enjoyed the little gift shop and the surroundings.

Thank LuvzTrav10
Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Been here twice while visiting family. The models are a labor of love and the museum is small enough that it's easily done in about an hour. Great history/info for adults and great visuals for the younger folks. (Hope you're lucky enough to get there when the miniature train exhibit is running!)

Thank Ladythrowback
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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