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The Watermen's Museum

309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690-0519
+1 757-887-2641
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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 2 weeks ago
Intimate and charming!

Loved the watermen's museum in Yorktown - it is in a lovely old building, and it is a bit cramped... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Sue B
Chicago, Illinois
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309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690-0519
+1 757-887-2641
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 30 April 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
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
Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank Cristina r
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