Norfolk: Free Things To Do

Barnes & Noble TCC

Description: Weekly storytimes with different themes. Contact the bookstore for a current schedule.
Phone: (757) 625-3459

Cannonball Trail

Description: Follow markers through Town Point Park and Downtown Norfolk on the self-guided tour. Download map on the website link.
Phone: (757) 441-1526

Chrysler Museum

Description: Museum. Free Admission to Permanent Collection. Free Family Activities and Programs. Regularly Scheduled Free Admission/Family Weekend. Summer Camps available. Participant in Blue Star Museum Program.
Phone: (757) 664-6200

d'ART Center

Description: Art classes ages 6+. Free Admission to Art Exhibits.
Phone: (757) 625-4211

Fort Norfolk

Description: The last remaining harbor front fort from the time of George Washington. Free admission.
Phone: (757) 642-8311 or (757) 625-1720

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Description: Museum follows the extensive history of the fleet in Hampton Roads. Free Admission. Seasonal Family Programming.
Phone: (757) 322-2987

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Description: Free Hands-On Workshops for Kids ages 5-12. Registration is recommended, they often fill up!
Phone: (757) 461-6197

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Description: Free Hands-On Workshops for Kids ages 5-12. Registration is recommended, they often fill up!
Phone: (757) 833-8101

MacArthur Center

Description: Free Indoor Play Area inside MacArthur Center: The Looney Tunes Play Port. Seasonal Free Family Programming.
Phone: (757) 627-6000

MacArthur Memorial

Description: Memorial to General MacArthur and the millions of American men and women who served in the US Armed Forces from the Civil War through the Korean War.
Phone: (757) 441-2965

Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library

Description: Activities, Events, and Storytimes. Children's Indoor Play Area.
Phone: (757) 441-1750

Mermaids On Parade

Description: Beginning at Nauticus, three separate trails take you along the Elizabeth River past Waterside, to the heart of downtown or to the Chrysler Museum while telling local history from the perspective of the 26 Mermaid statues along the trail.
Phone: (757) 664-4000

Moses Myers House

Description: Historic home. Free admission and guided tours.
Phone: (757) 333-1087

Norfolk Festevents

Description: Norfolk Festevents organizes special events, concerts, festivals and more in the City of Norfolk. Town Point Park has interactive water fountains the kids can play in. Many festival/events are free or low cost.
Phone: (757) 441-2345

Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House

Description: Historic home. Free admission and guided tours.
Phone: (757) 664-6200

Norfolk Police & Fire Rescue Museum

Description: History of police force and fire rescue in Norfolk. Free admission, donations are appreciated.
Phone: (757) 441-1526

Norfolk Public Library

Description: Free Library Programs and Services
Phone: (757) 664-7328 ext. 347

Norfolk Southern Museum

Description: Over 180 years of railroad history. Free admission.

Ocean View Station Museum

Description: Local museum in Ocean View, Norfolk
Phone: (757) 531-0445

The Elizabeth River Trail

Description: Scenic trail through areas of Norfolk with markers providing area history.
Address: Norfolk, VA

Williams-Sonoma

Description: FREE Junior Chef Classes open to kids and teens. (note they also offer American Girl Cooking classes which do have a fee).
Phone: (757) 625-6008