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

Attucks Theatre

Description: Performance venue and historical landmark in Norfolk.
Phone: (757) 664-6464

Barry Art Museum at ODU

Description: The Barry Art Museum is operated by the Old Dominion University Museum Foundation, in partnership with Old Dominion University. Admission is Free. Public programs and activities are offered.
Phone: 757-683-6200

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: Art Museum. General admission is free. Free Family Activities and Programs. Regularly Scheduled Free Admission/Family Weekend. Summer Camps available. Participant in Blue Star Museum Program. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 12-5pm.
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: d'Art Center hosts art exhibitions, houses gallery and studio spaces with on-site resident artists to interact with, and provides interactive programming. The center also offers art-focused summer camp programming for ages 6-13 in June - August, and children's workshops and classes for ages 6+!
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

Harrison Opera House

Description: Historic theater and home to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Opera.
Phone: (757) 664-6464

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: The Hunter House Victorian Museum serves as a rich example of Victorian decorative arts and architecture. Guests are invited to meet the Hunters as they tour two floors of the home, which feature the Hunter family's collection of furniture, books, decorative objects, and more. Join us and transport yourself to the splendor and opulence of the Victorian Era! Storytime and special events for children and families are available.
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


Description: The National Maritime Center, lots of family activities and home to the Battleship Wisconsin. Summer Sailing Camps available for ages 8-11. Homeschool Programs available.
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

Wells Theatre

Description: Historic landmark and performance venue in Norfolk, home to the Virginia Stage Company
Phone: (757) 664-6464 Hampton Roads Group
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