309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 757-887-2641

The Carriage House is a waterfront facility on the grounds of the Museum perfect for corporate and family events, parties, and weddings. Featuring an indoor facility and outdoor patio overlooking the York River. Book Your Event Today!

Preserving The Heritage of the Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay

The Watermen’s Museum is a perfect addition to your visit to Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Our mission is to demonstrate the role that Chesapeake Bay watermen played in the shaping of our nation through a historical display of crafts and methods of their trade.

The Watermen’s Museum offers educational field trips and Summer camp programs, as well as a volunteer traditional Chesapeake Bay boat building program.

Located on the Yorktown, Virginia waterfront next to the newly developed RiverWalk shopping and dining area. The museum also offers rentals of its beach front patio area for special events and weddings.

Come by a visit, browse our site, or contact us for more details on any of our program and rental offerings.


  • "Catch of the Day" Program
  • Special Needs Educational Program
  • Middle School History
  • Middle School Science
  • Boat Building
Pirate Ship

Introduce your kids to a sailor’s life along the York River! Camps will be outside, weather permitting. Buccaneers days will be filled with sailor crafts and nautical skills while the older Survivors will be challenged by participating in mental & physical team challenges.

  • Books & Publications
  • Collectibles
  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Souvenirs
  • Artwork