04 April 2024

Get to Know Norfolk On Free Walking Tours

Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer twenty-one free monthly walking tours of the NEON District and Downtown Norfolk. The tours begin in April and run through December 2024 and include notable public art in the NEON District, the importance of the Granby Street corridor, a history of Downtown theaters, an urban design-themed tour focusing on Downtown’s redevelopment, the Elizabeth River Trail, as well as tours of historic homes and churches in Downtown. 

“Downtown Norfolk has so many unique attributes and stories to tell that we are excited to be able to share this with the community,” said Downtown Norfolk Council President and CEO Mary Miller. “We are always looking for new opportunities to bring people together and show off everything happening Downtown.”  

Downtown Norfolk Walking Tours 

Sunday, April 7 @ 2pm  Houses of Worship
Saturday, April 13 @ 2pm Waterfront and the Elizabeth River Trail 
Saturday, May 4 @ 4pm Granby Street 
Saturday, June 1 @ 2pm  Historic Theaters 
Saturday, June 29 @ 4pm Urban Design 
Saturday, July 13 @ 2pm  Behind the Scenes 
Saturday, August 3 @ 7pm Plant Norfolk Tour 
Saturday, September 7 @ 2pm Downtown Norfolk Mermaid Tour 
Saturday, September 14 @ 2pm Historic Houses 
Saturday, October 26 @ 5pm A True Crime Tour 
Saturday, November 23 @ 4pm Houses of Worship 
Saturday, December 7 @ 2pm Downtown Norfolk Elf Door Tour 

The NEON District tours explore more than 100 pieces of public art and many local businesses that make up the neighborhood fabric. All tours begin at The Plot at the corner of Granby Street and Olney Road. NEON District public parking is available on the street, at the Plot’s parking lot and the Harrison Opera House lot. The NEON District Tour Facebook page offers more information and tour details. 

NEON District Walking Tours 

Saturday, April 27 @ 11am 
Saturday, May 18 @ 4pm 
Saturday, June 15 @ 4pm tour content will highlight Black Artists featured in the District 
Saturday, July 27 @ 11am 
Saturday, August 17 @ 11am 
Saturday, September 28 @ 4pm tour content will highlight Women Artists featured in the District 
Saturday, November 16 @ 11am 

“I am very excited to renew this partnership with Downtown Norfolk Council,” said Joshua Weinstein, owner of Norfolk Tour Company. “We believe our tour programming enriches Downtown Norfolk by highlighting its attractions and architecture, as well as the beauty and intrigue of its stories. We offer these tours to the public for free, thanks to the support of DNC.” 

For more information, visit toursofnorfolk.com.  

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