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Reedville Fishermen's Museum

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Address: 504 Main St, Reedville, VA 22539-4401
Phone Number: 804-453-6529
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Museum in Reedville that focuses on local fisheries.

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A Gem in Reedville

The Fisherman's Museum in Reedville is worth a visit. It has a great display of local fishing life and diorama's of life in Reedville. They also have a full size replica of John... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Martha780
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Reedville, Virginia
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Reedville, Virginia
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fisherman's Museum in Reedville is worth a visit. It has a great display of local fishing life and diorama's of life in Reedville. They also have a full size replica of John Smith's boat that sailed the Chesapeake Bay.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Very informative and the objects collected from years past were intriguing.The slideshow presentation showed us the things we had seen and some we had not in the previous days so that we could go out and explore more.

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Thank Renee C
Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a very interesting place to visit with knowledgeable staff to answer questions and talk about the local history. I especially found the display on the traveling Show Boats that used to visit the area. Never knew much about their history or popularity.

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We spend a lovely morning visiting this tiny gem. The museum has several buildings: the museum itself which houses the history of the Town. It also has a great feature on the original floating show boats that went up and down that river that were the basis for the book and stage play Show Boat. We had a great docent,... More 

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Strasburg, Virginia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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 

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Reedville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

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.

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Appleton, WI, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

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Thank Cheryl A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Lancaster, VA
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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 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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.

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