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The Watermen's Museum

309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690-0519
+1 757-887-2641
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This small museum is dedicated to the nautical items in the area. There is a master builder of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Small but with great history to tell

Although small the exhibits are informative and entertaining The views of the York River are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alex l
via mobile
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309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690-0519
+1 757-887-2641
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

1  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
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to visit because this place was listed in the AAA Tour Guide book, but we found it to be limited. One advantage is the low admission fee, but we had no tour guides or anyone to provide expert opinion. My dad did enjoy...More

Thank areader2013
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We recently took our Rotary Club on a "field trip" to the Watermen's Museum and were unanimously impressed. Mike the museum director was very knowledgeable and excited about the breadth of history related to "people who work on the water". We covered everybody from the...More

1  Thank SuzanneSays
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