Family Boat Building: June 21-23, 2019

 The dates are set for 2019’s Family Boat Building Weekend!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!  Build a 9′ flat-bottomed skiff that you can run about your local lake, pond, creeks, or even the Bay!

Contact the office at 804.453.6529 for an application, or download the registration form below. This is a GREAT opportunity to spend quality time with your kids, grand-kids or other assorted family members!


The “Adventure” begins….

Family Boat Building Adventure 2019

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum is once again hosting their annual Family Boat Building Weekend. Your craft, a 9’6” rowing skiff, is built from a kit with hand tools and basic wooden boat building techniques that have been in use for generations on the Chesapeake Bay. The boat is completed and ready for painting at the end of the 2 ½ day adventure. Experienced and dedicated instructors from the Museum’s Boat Shop have created the kit and will be on hand to guide your team through-out the weekend

This is a great opportunity to spend time with your family in the quiet rhythms of hand tools and ripples from the nearby creek. When you leave on Sunday, you’ll have memories of fun, knowledge of basic skills and a nice little boat as a result of your labors and laughter


Friday and Saturday the hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm and Sunday is a half day. Space is limited to 8-9 teams and each team is open to family members age nine years old and older.  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided on Saturday at lunchtime.

Please contact the Museum Office at 804.453.6529 or by email at for more information or to reserve your skiff.  Be sure to visit the RFM website: to explore the Museum’s other activities and events.

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