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Steamboat Era Museum

156 King Carter Dr, Irvington, VA 22480-2000
+1 804-438-6888
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The people working at the museum truly were interested in this era. It made the tour (by a docent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Irvington, Virginia
Very Nicely Surprised - Don't Miss Visiting

I was truly impressed by the quality of the displays, dioramas and depth of information that was... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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156 King Carter Dr, Irvington, VA 22480-2000
+1 804-438-6888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people working at the museum truly were interested in this era. It made the tour (by a docent) so informative. I never knew how important steamboats were to the life and economy of an entire region. The displays are well done, my favorite is...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was truly impressed by the quality of the displays, dioramas and depth of information that was provided. The docent was friendly and extremely well prepared for questions from our small group. And the quality of the workmanship by William Wright on the models and...More

Thank Cazzie49
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Interesting and very well maintained small museum. Great scavenger hunt for kids. Visit took under an hour.

Thank cfp4
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a small but amazing museum that chronicles the history and romance of the Steamboats that plied the Chesapeake Bay for almost 150 years. The museum focuses not just on the boats, but on the huge social and economic impact these boats had on...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The steamboat era museum is a small, but excellent museum on the Northern neck will well lead tours followed by time to wander through the exhibits on your own it adds several layers of learning about some of the 600 steamboats that plied the Chesapeake...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We spent a fascinating hour here learning about the Chesapeake Bay's past with steamboat travel, both for passengers and cargo. The knowledgeable docent gave us a brief introductory tour, then left us on our own to watch videos, look at exquisitely detailed models, read info...More

Thank CBW47
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Even though the museum was not open for the season yet, they let us in and gave us a tour. They were so sweet and made our day!! Very interesting history on the steamboats.

Thank RomanceLives50
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The tour was very interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the steamboat era in the Northern Neck. I highly recommend a visit to the museum.

Thank Stan B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

What a wonderful small museum full of so much history of the surrounding area. Nicely done with wonderful displays that explain and show so much about the area. Good for any age group.

Reviewed 26 November 2016

Nice museum covering the steamboat era on the northern neck region. Very friendly, informative volunteers run the museum. Definitely plan to go back with my grandson.

Thank Beverly M
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