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“Neat place to explore local culture and histories after the wars!”

The Watermen's Museum
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!

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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 little gift shop.

FYI: For those of you National Park Service passport stampers, there is a stamp here!!!! We had to go back to get our stamp because we didn't know it was here.

2  Thank tandhgoraj
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Reviewed 12 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 smells like old and makes you feel like you are inside the stories you are reading about. It also has a gift store and is very friendly for kids, they offer a scavenger hunt game to entertain little children.

1  Thank Cristina r
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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 talking to the volunteer working on one of the small model ships that are exhibited in the small gallery, but the information we saw here was conveyed MUCH better and more thoroughly at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News.

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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 Powhatan Indians to pirates to Cornwallis to fishermen to the US Coast Guard. The museum is very hands-on and would be a great visit for teachers with school kids. They have a ship model builder working on-site, plus other activities like boat repair, folk music, story slams, and swing dancing.

1  Thank SuzanneSays
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