Reedville Fishermen's Museum
The Reedville Fishermen's Museum

The Historic Reedville's golden age of prosperity from the menhaden fishing industry is reflected in the Victorian mansions which line Main Street. At the turn of the century, it was purported to be the richest town per capita in the United States. History is also preserved in the sturdy smaller homes, and particularly in the oldest house now standing in Reedville, which is part of the Fishermen's Museum. The Museum is located on the banks of Cockrell's Creek, on land once owned by Captain Elijah Reed, who sailed down to the Chesapeake from Maine in 1867, setting up his first small fishery. Even today, Reedville is one of the most active fishing ports in America.

 

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