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The Watermen's Museum

309 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690-2200
+1 757-887-2641
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Nice museum

The Watermen's Museum is a great showcase of life on the water, past and present. They also... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Alan S
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Raleigh, United States
Cute and small museum but lots of interesting tidbits

We stopped here because we are boaters and like anything boat-related. It was a small museum, but... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
Floridaskimmer
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Florida
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“model ships” (2 reviews)
“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
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309 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690-2200
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+1 757-887-2641
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Watermen's Museum is a great showcase of life on the water, past and present. They also provide demonstrations during the year.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stopped here because we are boaters and like anything boat-related. It was a small museum, but we enjoyed walking thru it and looking at life on the water and how people make a living doing it. It ain't for sissies, that's for sure. Long...More

Thank Floridaskimmer
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Loved the watermen's museum in Yorktown - it is in a lovely old building, and it is a bit cramped for all the information there, so you have to concentrate and move slowly. Outside the museum continues with actual old boats and tackle. I came...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This small museum is dedicated to the nautical items in the area. There is a master builder of model ships who is friendly and will answer all questions. Definite must see.

1  Thank SMC48
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Although small the exhibits are informative and entertaining The views of the York River are great. Look for the windmill next to it

1  Thank alex l
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The church sent out a request for volunteers to help out at the museum. I took the opportunity to visit and help. We worked on programs for the summer evenst. It looked like it would be a lot of fun. Ship building, being a pirate....More

1  Thank threekittyinn
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We did visit while on the river walk. It's small but had slot of great information and exhibits. It was worth the brief stop

1  Thank Lendel B
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This museum is small but packed with boat models, ship models, facts, and a nice gift shop. It was a hot day here-97 degrees F, and the heat index was 103, but it was cool inside.

1  Thank GaryCummings
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

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!

2  Thank donpipes
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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

2  Thank tandhgoraj
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