Individual or Family Membership atThe Watermen's Museum in Yorktown (Up to 52% Off)

Yorktown

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Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. This Groupon is a mutinous bounty.

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$20 for a one-year individual membership (a $40 value) $29 for a one-year family membership (a $60 value)

  • Unlimited visits to the museum
  • Subscription to the newsletter
  • Invitations to TGIF and other museum events
  • A membership card, good for discounts on camp programs and the gift shop

The individual membership includes all of the above perks for one person, while the family “Mates” membership includes these membership perks for all resident family members.

The Watermen's Museum

Though the definition of "waterman" has changed over the centuries, The Watermen's Museum mines the history of the profession for anyone who has made their living on the Chesapeake Bay. Focusing on bayfarers ranging from 18th-century boat builders and ferrymen to modern commercial fishermen, the non-profit museum demonstrates the vital role that the industry has played in our nation's history. In fact, the very founding of the museum in 1981—the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown—paid homage to the Chesapeake's role in American independence.

Today, visitors to the museum's waterfront perch on the York River can partake in some of the same activities that watermen carried out on a daily basis. The museum's boat-building projects offer a peak into the attention to detail in each watercraft. And educational programs for kindergartners to high-schoolers touch on maritime-related subjects, including the diversity of wildlife along the York River, Yorktown's colonial history, and a day in the life of a crab.


Reviews

It was a good little museum that talked about the history of being a Watermen.

Midwest, TripAdvisor, 11/9/12
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    Yorktown

    309 Water Street

    Yorktown, Virginia 23690

    757-887-2641

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In a Nutshell

Non-profit museum explores the rich history of the men and women who have made their living on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by expiration date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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