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Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Norfolk, Virginia

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Crispus Attucks Cultural Theater 757-622-4763
    1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Prominent landmark whose impressive structure was designed by black architects, this theater played a leading role in the cultural life of African-Americans. The... more info  map

  • Hunter House Victorian Museum 757-623-9814
    240 West Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Located in the Historic Freemason District in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, the Hunter House Victorian Museum is open to the general public for guided tours April through... more info  map

  • Moses Myers House 757-441-1526
    323 East Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Downtown Norfolk at Bank and E. Freemason Streets
    One of the first brick homes built in Norfolk after the Revolutionary War, the Moses Myers House contains around 70 percent of its original furnishings and is noted for... more info  map

  • Willoughby-Baylor House 757-333-6283
    601 East Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Built on a 200-acre land grant by Thomas Willoughby, this magnificent house is a classic example of Georgian and Federal architecture that is filled with authentic 18th... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Armed Forces Memorial, The 757-664-6620
    Located at Town Point Park
    Situated on the Elizabeth River, this memorial contains 20 inscriptions from letters written home by United States service people who lost their lives in war. The... more info  map

  • Battleship Wisconsin 757-444-8971
    One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Located Adjacent to Nauticus
    This historic battleship has served in all the great wars since it was built with its last action being in 1991 when it fired tomahawk missiles in the Persian Gulf. The... more info  map

  • Historic Fort Norfolk 757-642-8311
    Located on Front Street
    Called the best preserved War of 1812 location in America, this fort also supplied ammunition for the Confederate ironclad in the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac and... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Chrysler Museum of Art 757-664-6200
    One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510
    The Chrysler Museum of Art's collection include European paintings and sculptures, ranging from works by Renaissance masters to early modernists; American paintings and... more info  map

  • Glass Wheel Studio 757-819-4150
    128 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23510
    A contemporary art facility located in The NEON, Norfolk's Arts District; the renovated, 8,500 square foot Glass Wheel Studio features two rotating galleries and... more info

  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum 757-322-2987
    One Waterside Drive, Suite 248, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Over 50 exhibits that cover events such as the Battle off the Virginia Capes, the Monitor and the Merrimac, the Atlantic Navy in World War II, and much more are... more info  map

  • Hermitage Museum & Gardens 757-423-2052 x 0
    7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505
    An early 20th century Arts & Crafts estate located on the shore of the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia, the Hermitage features a nationally recognized art... more info  map

  • MacArthur Memorial, The 757-441-2965
    Bank Street & City Hall Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Located in MacArthur Square
    The final resting place for General Douglas MacArthur and his wife, this memorial is located in the beautifully restored 1850 City Hall that includes nine permanent and... more info  map

  • Tugboat Museum 757-627-4884
    One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Docked at Nauticus
    A unique dockside museum which depicts the area's history of tugs and the towing industry, this 1933 Tug Huntington is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites... more info  map

  • WORK | RELEASE 757-962-2992
    759 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    In the Neon District in Downtown Norfolk
    An arts venue, exhibition, and events space in the historic Texaco building. more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Norfolk Botanical Garden 757-441-5830
    6700 Azalea Gardens Road, Norfolk, VA 23518
    The only botanical garden in the nation that can be toured by trackless train and by boat, this magnificent 155-acre botanical garden has one of the largest collections... more info  map

  • Town Point Park 757-671-8100
    Located on Waterside Drive
    This beautiful seven acre waterfront park provides the perfect spot to take in the scenic views of the Elizabeth River and features over 65 major concerts, special... more info  map

  • Virginia Zoo 757-441-2374
    3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
    Situated among 53 acres adjacent to Lafayette Park and bordered by the Lafayette River, the Virginia Zoo is home to more than 500 animals from around the world, ranging... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Nauticus, The National Maritime Center 757-664-1000
    One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Home to the Battleship Wisconsin, this fun and exciting 120,000 square foot interactive science center has a maritime theme and features over 150 exhibits, including... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • American Rover Tall Ship Cruises 757-627-SAIL
    Located at Waterside Festival Marketplace Marina
    This graceful sailing ship is the largest, three-masted, passenger-carrying topsail schooner in the United States and it is modeled after Chesapeake Bay cargo schooners... more info  map

  • Cannonball Trail 757-664-6620
    401 East Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    A self-guided downtown walking tour on a heritage trail that wanders through 400 years of Norfolk's rich and multifaceted history. The trail connects many history... more info  map

  • Carrie B. Harbor Tours 757-393-4735
    1238 Bay Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Located at Norfolk's Waterside
    Experience the romance, history, and fun of a cruise aboard the Carrie B., a 19th century Mississippi Riverboat. Whether you choose one the daily sight-seeing tours or... more info  map

  • Spirit of Norfolk Harbor Cruises 757-625-1748
    109 East Main Street, Suite 500, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Choose your cruise and let the excitement begin aboard this cruise ship that features great music and dancing, as well as bountiful buffets, all while cruising along... more info  map

  • Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises 757-627-7406
    One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Docked at Nauticus
    See the World's largest naval installation aboard this unique, navy-themed vessel that provides two hour fascinating, fact-filled narrated tours that depart from the... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Smartmouth Brewing Company 757-624-3939
    1309 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507
    Smartmouth produces five year-round beers, three seasonal styles, and a broad assortment of limited-edition brews. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday. more info


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