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“How they lived.”

Steamboat Era Museum
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Irvington
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

The tour guide gave us a good idea of what life was like in that area when steamboats were the main method of transportation. The large map of the Chesapeake showed why water travel was the most efficient, and sometimes, the only was to get goods from Baltimore to the little creeks and inlets of the Chesapeake.

Thank Marta H
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

What do you know about the steamboat era on the Chesapeake Bay? Nothing? Well neither did I and was delighted to find this new little museum in Irvington. Great exhibits and a wealth of information about a forgotten time when steamboats united the lands around the Chesapeake Bay.

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Reviewed November 29, 2011

On a recent stay at the Tides, we wandered into the Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington Va. It was quite a surprise and better than expected. The exhibits are very interesting and we came away with a new appreciation for this area. it even had a docent who was very entertaining and knowledgeable. We had an enjoyable few hours and learned something new. We will plan a return visit to include this museum and see more of this area. If you are staying at the Tides, don't miss this.

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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Loved visiting this museum. The docent was so nice and gave us a personal after hours tour. I did not know how important the steamboats were to the economy of Maryland and Virginia. The museum was packed with information, pictures and even oral histories of the steamboat era. It was too bad that the last remaining structure of the steamboat era was not available to be seen yet. We definitely need to preserve the by-gone years when steamboats were king. What better way to do that then to restore and bring that piece of history into the museum. The museum also had a cute gift shop attached. It would be neat to be able to see if past family members were on one of these ships.

Thank dthague
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