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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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Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.

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Such a gem in our little town.

Great history of the town, the railroad, the fishing industry, and boating on the Bay. Exhibits change regularly. Train exhibit is so cool for children and adults. Don't think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
virginia t
Reedville, Virginia
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Strasburg, Virginia
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of a dozen were eager to see what we had heard so much about. It is a seasonal operation, and in the off times they require reservations to open up. It took several emails over a few months to get a response, when I was told that I had been on the books for awhile. I called and... More 

Thank rs d
Reedville, Virginia
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great history of the town, the railroad, the fishing industry, and boating on the Bay. Exhibits change regularly. Train exhibit is so cool for children and adults. Don't think it is going to be a quick visit. Leave yourself a few hours to cover it all.

Thank virginia t
Appleton, WI, United States
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very interesting information about the area, well developed museum. Staff recommendations of dining in the off season.

Thank Cheryl A
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72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

If you want to know what all those stakes are that you see in the water while boating on the Great Wicomico River or Sandy Hook Bay in NJ, stop in an get an education. Don't skip the video for starters, very informative. Around the winter holidays the train room is open, a thrill for all ages. This is not... More 

Thank SVFirstEdition
Lancaster, VA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The fishing industry created Reedville. It was a major port and the old Victorian houses were built by the captains. The museum relates the history of the watermen and brings it to the present. Menhaden is the major fish now, and the oil is used in many household products. It was interesting to see the display of how many products... More 

Thank VABluedog
Washington DC
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114 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great opportunity to learn about the menhaden industry that was (and still is) the main economic driver for the town. Loved the miniature train showing several towns on the Northern Neck.

Thank ShowMeSomething
Virginia USA
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Reedville Fisherman's Museum was the best 2 hours we spent on a recent visit to the Northern Neck. Joe and his wife were fantastic. We arrived late afternoon and got a private tour of the museum and all the outdoor exhibits. This was so much better than just doing a self-guided walk around. We learned all about the oystering,... More 

Thank ukchic1
Marlinton, West Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Fun stopping place, full of information and history, ride on the Elva C was wonderful, staff has a wealth of knowledge.

Thank Randy S
Northeast US
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135 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Been a summer resident of Reedville for well over a decade, but never stopped in. Modest - but very well done. Provides a nice overview of the menhaden business and how Reedville grew around it. The docents on duty that day -- the Tippetts (sp?) - were wonderful to talk to and did a great job wrapping our gifts. Strongly... More 

Thank SteelBeach
Reedville, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is an excellent small town museum that captures the waterman's way of life and how it shaped the town of Reedville. Currently, they have a special exhibit on Skipjacks, three of which were built in Reedville.

Thank Lydia H

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