Norfolk: Museums & Historical Places

Armed Forces Memorial

Description: The Armed Forces Memorial is a 160-foot monument with 20 bronze cast letters (actual letters from members of the Armed Forces who never returned from war) scattered across the base of a flagpole.
Phone: (757) 664-6620

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

Civil War Trails

Description: A series of Civil War battle sites also used as a path for the Underground Railroad.

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

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Description: Historic home with art galleries, gardens, woodlands and wetlands. Art classes, family programming, camps and tours. Check out the brand new Artful Play classes for ages 14-30 months and 2-3 at the Visual Arts Studio!
Phone: (757) 423-2052

Hunter House Victorian Museum

Description: Museum dedicated to the Victorian era. Seasonal programs and special events.
Phone: (757) 623-9814

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

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

Nauticus

Description: The National Maritime Center, lots of family activities and home to the Battleship Wisconsin. Summer Camps available. Homeschool Programs.
Phone: (757) 664-1000

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 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