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Chrysler Museum of Art 

See the collection of art works from contemporary times to ancient Egypt at the Chrysler Museum of Art at 1 Memorial Place.  


Chrysler Museum Perry Glass Studio
Free daily demonstrations in the Glass Studio at noon every Tuesday through Sunday reflect the importance of its world-class glass collection.    

Chrysler Museum of Art Historic Houses

Willoughby-Baylor House completed in 1794, this building is home of the Norfolk History Museum; and the nearby Moses Myers House is the oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum.  It offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family. 

Hampton Roads Naval Museum FREE!
One of ten officially operated U.S. Navy museums reporting to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the museum houses a rich collection of authentic uniforms, weaponry, underwater artifacts, detailed ship models and artwork. 

Hermitage Museum & Gardens
An early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the shore of the Lafayette River. 


Hunter House Victorian Museum
Guided tours are offered on the hour and the half-hour with the last tour each day beginning at 3:30 PM. Located in the Historic Freemason District in downtown Norfolk. 



Nauticus: The National Maritime Center
Nauticus is an exciting interactive science and technology center that explores the naval, economic, and nautical power of the sea. Moored here is the Battleship Wisconsin  open for self-guided and scheduled tours. Rent a kayak to enjoy the waterfront from the Nauticus Marina.  757-664-1000.


Norfolk Southern Museum - FREE!
The Norfolk Southern Museum includes a locomotive simulator.


MacArthur Memorial - FREE!
See the museum and tomb of General and Mrs. Douglas MacArthur.


Norfolk Botanical Garden
Visit Virginia’s largest botanical garden.  

Prince Books
Visit Norfolk’s independent book store in downtown Norfolk.  Open until 7 pm during VLA.  Across the street from The Main.


 Self-guided public art tour

Walkthrough Downtown Norfolk and appreciate public artworks that celebrate the history of Norfolk’s vibrant culture and heritage.  Adjacent is more public art in the NEON Arts District.  



Virginia Zoo
The Virginia Zoo exhibits more than 400 animals on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. The Zoo is committed to education and conservation, and offers a fun-filled day for visitors of any age. 



Walking and Bike Tours

There are several walking tours in downtown.


Cannonball Trail 
Starts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and winds along the shoreline of the Elizabeth River and through the districts of downtown Norfolk.  Allow two hours to walk the entire trail of 40 sites or just take in a few of the principal attractions.


Elizabeth River Trail

A 10.5 mile-long urban walking and bike trail stretching from Norfolk State University, through Town Point Park along the Cannonball Trail, and continuing along the Elizabeth River.  




Go to www.visitnorfolk.com for the latest in sports, arts & entertainment, family, cultural events and places of interest. 

For more to do in Norfolk, visit www.visitnorfolk.com/   Only a ferry ride away is more to do in Portsmouth: https://portsvacation.com/