Norfolk Chronicles- Walking Tour
Take in the cultural, political, and economic heritage that pollinated our riverfront districts.
Some of what you will hear about:
1680- 10,000 lbs of tobacco was paid for 50 acres that became the Town of Norfolk.
1754- On April 1st, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Robert Dinwiddie presented Norfolk with this silver ceremonial mace.
1900- Visionary Peter North drove the first car, a “steamer”, down Norfolk’s Main Street.
Points of interest on the tour:
The Norfolk Mace
Owen B. Pickette US Customs House
The Myers House
The Hunter House Museum
The Pagoda Garden and many more.
Our tour begins at the Waterside Ferry Dock(behind the mall) at 333 Waterside Drive in Norfolk, Va.
Our Route: From the Ferry Dock we head over to Freemason, across the Hauge and then head back to the Downtown District.
When: Spring and summer tours start at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
How to sign up: Click on the CHECK AVAILABILITY button and choose a date with the down arrow from the paypal link.
Duration and Distance: We walk 4 miles in 2.5 hours.
What will we see? See Iconic public Buildings, historical homes along with cultural and historical artifacts.
A Victorian building boom populated the Hague waterfront around 1900.