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.

Waterways to Freedom

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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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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Events

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

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Transit Equity Day

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Join Week 2023: Norfolk Black History Tour

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The Latest

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

10 Reasons You Should Travel To Norfolk, VA!

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Spectacular Things Do To In Norfolk Virginia With Kids

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Go There: A Magical Weekend In Norfolk, VA

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Downtown Norfolk Is A Great Place To Live And Work

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Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue

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Walk this Way

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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.

Waterways to Freedom

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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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