our neighborhoods

Historic Freemason District

The city’s oldest standing neighborhood, Historic Freemason features beautiful, tree-lined cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, historic homes and water views.

Nightlife in Norfolk

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African American History in Norfolk

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Open Late

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Weekend Away

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Shop Like a Local

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History in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Wine and Wineries

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Fine Dining

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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Outdoor Firepits

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Museums

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Shopping in Norfolk

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Group Packages

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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Coffee and Desserts

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Family Time in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Seafood in the City

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Outdoor Dining

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in Norfolk’s Historic Freemason District.

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VisitNorfolk’s Champion of Hospitality Awards for National Travel and Tourism Week 2023

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Attractions

Don’t miss these must-see attractions while you’re in Freemason.

Trail of Honor

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Myers House

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Armed Forces Memorial

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The Cannonball Trail

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Virginia Stage Company

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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First Baptist Church

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Wells Theatre

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Restaurants

They call Norfolk, “The City With Bite.” Find out why by trying a couple of these places while in Freemason.

Crave Bakery and Coffee Bar

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Four Eleven York

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Virginia Cheese Co.

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Voila!

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Omar’s Carriage House

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Freemason Abbey

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WHERE TO STAY

Have a look see at all the lodgings and accommodations in Norfolk’s Freemason District.

Four Eleven York

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Neighborhood Guide

Norfolk is a unique city made up of bustling neighborhoods that each have their own character and vibe. From historic neighborhoods like Ghent to the urban waterfront of Downtown, Norfolk’s neighborhoods have something for everyone. 

Downtown

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Freemason

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NEON District

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Ghent

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Chelsea

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Park Place / Railroad District

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Riverview

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Larchmont / Lochhaven

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Oceanview

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Military Highway / Airport

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