History

Settlers first came to Norfolk in the early 1600s, and have left their mark on history throughout this coastal city.  From Fort Norfolk, one of the last remaining forts authorized by President George Washington, to a walking tour that guides visitors through Norfolk’s heritage, there is plenty for you to discover. The city of Norfolk is an important 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world. The history of Greater Norfolk coincides with the birth of our nation, and throughout the region, evidence of this important past can be enjoyed today.

Must Seas: History Edition

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Trail of Honor

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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First Baptist Church

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

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Haunted Norfolk Tour

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Rhonda Holy Bear: Artist and Story-Keeper

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Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in the city.

Haunted Norfolk

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Norfolk Celebrates Black History Month

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Restaurants

You’ve got 600+ indie restaurants in Norfolk to try. Start here.

Four Eleven York

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Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant

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Doumar’s

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Omar’s Carriage House

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Monastery Restaurant

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Freemason Abbey

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Guides & Itineraries

Looking for a little help or inspiration? Use Norfolk’s curated city guides and itineraries to get the most out of your time in our city.

Must Seas: History Edition

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Civil War Sites in Norfolk

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Tales by Rails Guide

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Norfolk’s Cannonball Trail

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Armed Forces Memorial Guide

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City Guide

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