The William Walker House was built in 1875 on land bought that year from Captain Reed. It was occupied by the Walker family until it was purchased by the Greater Reedville Association in 1986. The Association, primarily through the work of volunteers, restored the house and opened it as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum in 1988.
The Walker House served for many years as the entire Museum until the later construction of the Covington Building, which serves as the main museum galleries today. In the spring of 1995 the home was refurbished and refurnished and now represents a waterman’s home at the turn of the previous century. Most of the restoration was accomplished through the efforts of local supporters of the Museum.
After Covid is tackled, the Walker House will be included in your visit to the museum. Our wonderful staff of docents will give you a guided tour through the Walker House and its original attached kitchen. The house gives a wonderful insight into the architecture and style of the 1870s.
Back view of the kitchen and dog-trot that connects the two buildings.