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The Watermen's Museum

309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690-0519
+1 757-887-2641
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Neat place to explore local culture and histories after the wars!

A dedicated staff put on a wonderful experience that even the local teachers bring their students... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yorktown, Virginia
Great Local Place to Visit & a NPS Stamp!

What a great stop in Yorktown. We had a great introduction from two of the people who either worked... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690-0519
+1 757-887-2641
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dedicated staff put on a wonderful experience that even the local teachers bring their students on field trips. Hands on opportunity. Bring your camera. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Thank donpipes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

What a great stop in Yorktown. We had a great introduction from two of the people who either worked there or owned it. This is a small museum with a ton to see with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Wrap it up with a nice...More

Thank tandhgoraj
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place is really worth a stop. It is not a big museum, its actually the first floor of the building, but it shows so many interesting facts about the history of the evolution of ships, since the colonization years until now. The museum even...More

Thank Cristina r
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to visit because this place was listed in the AAA Tour Guide book, but we found it to be limited. One advantage is the low admission fee, but we had no tour guides or anyone to provide expert opinion. My dad did enjoy...More

Thank areader2013
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We recently took our Rotary Club on a "field trip" to the Watermen's Museum and were unanimously impressed. Mike the museum director was very knowledgeable and excited about the breadth of history related to "people who work on the water". We covered everybody from the...More

Thank SuzanneSays
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The museum has a lot of history...lots of model boats and displays. The host of the museum was very nice and gave us a guided tour as we went from one room to another, and she showed us a video on the seafood industry years...More

Thank Winnebago2010
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour and found all of the employees to be very knowledgeable of the area and we were fortuanate enough to go on bring your dog to work day!

1  Thank DEMetcalf
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Lots of boat models relating to watermen and their occupation s. Not that well organized or displayed. Admission not that expensive but ??

1  Thank viking047
Reviewed 27 April 2016

What a great experience & the History of The York River from the Working Boat Industry. Steve will walk you throught the museum and explain it in great detail, keeps all ages spell bound with the stories of the Water & Yorktown Boating,Fishing working industry.

1  Thank wrotons3
Reviewed 6 April 2016

small easy in and out yet nice museum nice walk through lots of local Chesapeake Bay info and history

1  Thank DTC8187
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