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Home > Visit a Gateway > Reedville Fishermen's Museum
Reedville Fishermen's Museum - Reedville, VA
Reedville Fishermen's Museum
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The Reedville Fishermen's Museum is located on the banks of Cockrell's Creek on land once owned by Captain Elijah Reed. In 1867 Reed sailed down to the Chesapeake from Maine and into the creek, setting up his first small fishery. Today Reedville remains one of the most active fishing ports in America and the heart of the menhaden fleet.

The museum houses a collection of artifacts and historical material covering the history of menhaden fishing from its inception to the present. Unique models of fishing vessels and tools used for building and maintaining the fleet are on display. Museum exhibits include a history of watermen's activities from early native American practices to those used today by oystermen, pound fishermen and crabbers. Part of the museum houses rotating exhibits and educational programs, and from the deck there are views of Cockrell's Creek from which two modern fleets still set out to fish for menhaden from May through December.

Fees: $3.00 Adults, children 12 and under and members free.
For more information about Reedville Fishermen's Museum call (804) 453-6529 or visit the following website: http://www.rfmuseum.org/.

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