"Norfolk’s Freemason District – Past & Present"
April 23, 2015
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Norfolk, located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is a popular destination for visitors who enjoy exploring the unique and charming neighborhoods of this second-most populous city in Virginia. In 1971 the Freemason community in downtown Norfolk was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was recently named one of the “Ten Great Neighborhoods” in the country by the American Planning Association.
Hosted by The Harborfront Garden Club and The Garden Club of Norfolk, highlights of this walking tour include several homes built in the 19th century that have been meticulously restored for 21st century living, newer construction that blends well amongst period dwellings, and the Hunter House, now a Victorian museum. This house and garden tour includes a demonstration of Victorian style floral arrangements.
Ticket includes admission to the following 7 private homes and gardens:
• Kenmure, 420 West Bute Street
• Richard Taylor House, 408 West Bute Street
• Weston House, 352 West Freemason Street
• 268 Yarmouth Street
• 296 College Place
• Camp - Hubbard House, 308 West Freemason Street
• The Hunter House Victorian Museum, 240 West Freemason Street
Advance Tickets: $30 pp. www.vagardenweek.org.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the following locations: The Chrysler Museum Gift Shop, Mary Barnett Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Gardens in a Flower Pot, The White Rabbit/The Wild Hare, Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Gift Shop, Prince Books, Serendip, and Table Seven, or by mailing a self addressed envelope and check made out to “Norfolk Home and Garden Tour” to Abby Baird, 1711 Cloncurry Rd., Norfolk, Va., 23505