April 2nd - December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Hours - 11 am - 4 pm
Adults - $5.00
Seniors - $3.00
Children under 12 - Free
RFM Members - Free
Active Military Members-Free
A generous gift from Mr. Frank Covington enabled the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum to expand into a new building in 1995.
The facility, which was significantly enlarged in 2003, displays some of our permanent collections in the Reed Gallery and the Frayne Gallery. You have several choices for tours in the Covington Building: You can either have a guided tour by our skilled and knowledgeable docent volunteers or you can walk through on your own and ask the docents questions during or after the walkthrough – docents are happy to answer any questions. Please come join us for a wonderful trip into Reedville’s past!
Changing Exhibits are displayed in the Watermen’s Gallery, the most recent addition to the Covington Building.
After COVID-19 is controlled, we will re-install our famous "KidzKorners" – our hands-on learning centers for the whole family.
The Covington Building also houses the Museum Shop, filled with terrific nautical-inspired gifts.
Once COVID-19 is under control, the Watermen’s Gallery will be the site for “Cocktails on the Creek” on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from May to October. It also provides space for our board meetings and is used for special events and occasional classes
The Model of the James Adams Floating Theatre and two towboats are based on a limited set of plans ( for the floating theatre) and a few remaining photographs our researchers could uncover. They represent what we believe to be the appearance of the vessels c.1920.
The "Trouper" was the original (1916) towboat used to pull the theatre from port to port. Her origins, dimensions and appointments remain a mystery since she was too small to require documentation.
The "Elk" was built to specifications at Crittenden, VA in 1918. Both "tugs" pulled the theatre for a number of years and were periodically altered during their careers.
The Morris House – the model created by Bob Butler. The Morris house was built for Captain Albert and Anne (Steelman) Morris in c1895 near the end of Main Street in Reedville.
Model of the Walker House and its kitchen, created by the model shop crew and decorated by Linda Montross
Reedville Marine Railway housed the workshops, offices, and boats during construction or repairs for three generations of the Butler family. The rails were used to haul boats out of the water so work could be done on the vessels.