The Steamboat Era Museum was
established in 2004. It tells the story
of the steamboats and how they altered
the lives of everyone along the
The steamboats provided an economic
lifeline. The cities of Norfolk and, more
predominately, Baltimore acted as
gateways to the world beyond.
The cities provided the markets,
the towns provided the goods,
and the steamboats provided
a means to both.
The era is brought to life with models,
artifacts, photos . Here you can step
back into time; a romantic time full of
adventure, splendor and prosperity.
Have you seen our gift shop?
We have items for all ages!