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Reedville Fishermen's Museum, Reedville

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Reedville Fishermen's Museum is located in the unincorporated town of Reedville along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Northumberland County, Virginia.

Reedville has a long heritage in the Atlantic menhaden fishing industry, and the museum dedicates itself to preserving the watermen's heritage and that of Reedville.

The museum has restored some of the oldest homes on the community's "Millionaire's Row", where wealthy factory owners and fishing boat captains once lived. The mansions are now on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum also has two vessels, the skipjack Claude W. Somers and the deck boat Elva C., which were entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Open for tours, the museum also has historical information about the menhaden fishing industry and the history of Reedville.
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  • Outstanding local museum. Multifair multifaceted information about the local fishing industry. The two docents on Sunday, June 12 were Knowledgeable and friendly, the model train exhibit was... 
    Outstanding local museum. Multifair multifaceted information about the local fishing industry. The two docents on Sunday, June 12 were Knowledgeable and friendly, the model train exhibit was...  more »
  • Enjoyed the knowledge provided about Reedville Virginia and the fishing in the Northern Neck > Super Interesting and increased our interest in this area 
    Enjoyed the knowledge provided about Reedville Virginia and the fishing in the Northern Neck > Super Interesting and increased our interest in this area  more »
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  • Beautiful town with gorgeous homes and super nice people! Went to the antique boat show, most likely will visit this beautiful town with tons of history. To bad this road was closed we wanted to visit the tower, oh well another reason to return.
  • Nice small Boating waterfront village Museum dealing many aspects of boating n fishing history . Great to visit then walk to restaurant and after Ice Cream .. all in walking distance !

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