Watermen’s Museum

309 Water St.
Yorktown, VA 23690- Map It
(757) 887-2641

AAA Editor Notes

Watermen’s Museum is e. on SR 238 to 309 Water St. Both indoor galleries and outdoor exhibits portray the history of Virginia’s civilian and military watermen, from pre-Colonial to modern times, who worked on or along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Exhibits include boats, ship models, paintings, dioramas, photographs and tools. A full-size replica Colonial windmill is on the property. On the beach, a 40-foot, gondola-style replica of a 1775 gunboat. Re-enactors can be seen firing cannons and performing seaside duties on a regular basis. A variety of special events and activities, including Friday concerts, dances and lectures, are offered; phone ahead for more information. Food is available.
$5; $4 (students with ID); free (ages 0-12 and active military with ID).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5, Apr. 1-Christmas; hours vary rest of year.