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.

Shopping in Norfolk

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Museums

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Shop Like a Local

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Coffee and Desserts

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Hampton Roads Pride

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Norfolk Tour Company

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Open Late

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Performing Arts

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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History in Norfolk

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African American History in Norfolk

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Norfolk’s Top BBQ Joints

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Marinas

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Water Sport Rentals

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Weekend Away

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Outdoor Dining

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Learn to Sail

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Wine and Wineries

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Fishing

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Nightlife in Norfolk

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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Norfolk’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Sports in Norfolk

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Seafood in the City

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Group Packages

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Brew Norfolk

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk, See what’s on deck in Freemason and plan your visit!

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Exhibit – Waters Rising: A View From Our Backyard

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Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Exhibit – FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova

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Glassmaking Demo

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Sunrise Yoga + Coffee on the river

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The Latest

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

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend In Norfolk

Celebrate and honor those who have served this Memorial weekend in Norfolk, VA. Support…
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Best Ways to Social Distance in Norfolk, VA

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LGBTQ+ Norfolk Weekend Getaway

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Best Outdoor Things to Do in Norfolk, VA

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Women-Owned Businesses

In support of Beyoncé’s famous quote, “girls run the world,” we are here to showcase the women that highly…
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Stained Glass Window Driving Tour of Norfolk, VA

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Attractions

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

Moses Myers House

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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First Baptist Church

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The Cannonball Trail

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Wells Theatre

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Trail of Honor

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Virginia Stage Company

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Elizabeth River Trail

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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.

Freemason Abbey

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Cure Coffeehouse

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Omar’s Carriage House

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Chocollage

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Virginia Cheese Co.

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Four Eleven York

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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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