Guests learn the history of the fishing industry of Reedville while looking at a variety of exhibits and items
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- Free admission for children 13 and under
Need To Know
About Reedville Fishermen's Museum
The history of Reedville is linked to the commercial fishing industry that developed there in the late 19th century. It was 1874 when Elijah Reed transferred his fishing operation from Brooklin, Mane to the Chesapeake Bay. The business flourished especially in the early 20th century and today Reedville is one of the major ports for the landing of commercial fish in the US.
Eye Catcher: Model Shop is a place where many dedicated volunteers proudly show off the model train layout which is a scale presentation of the Northern Neck Railway, "The Railroad That Never Was."
Permanent Mainstay: Reedville Fishermen's Museum is fortunate to have several unique boats at their docks, some of which are listed on the National Historic Register.
Don't Miss: Boat Shop is home to a well-run workshop that is filled with equipment and tools designed to assist volunteer woodworkers.
The Covington Building: It houses the permanent collection in the Reed Gallery and the Frayne Gallery. During a visit to the museum, the skilled and knowledgeable docent volunteers guide guests through the different displays and are happy to answer any questions.