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There's almost too many attractions to count! Just to name
a few, you can go to one of our great museums, visit
a WWII battleship, or view original works of art throughout downtown. There's always something new for you and your family to do in Norfolk!

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Battleship Wisconsin

Phone: (757) 664-1000
Location: One Waterside Drive
Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day: Open daily, 10am-5pm; Rest of the year: Closed Mon; Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun. Noon-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Da

Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided or audio tour that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during World War II.

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

Phone: (757) 664-6200
Location: 745 Duke Street
Hours: Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, Noon-5pm

Enjoy glass demonstrations at noon Wednesday to Sunday, visiting artists and classes for all ages.

Chrysler Museum of Art

Phone: (757) 664-6200
Location: One Memorial Place
Hours: Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, Noon-5pm

Founded in 1939 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Chrysler Museum of Art combines one of America's great fine arts museums, two significant historic houses and a Glass Studio, the only one of its kind on the East Coast. The newly expanded museum maintain a distinguished permanent collection of over 30,000 objects spanning nearly 5,000 years of history, the Chrysler Museum offers a comprehensive program of changing exhibitions and education activities for visitors of all ages.

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Phone: (757) 322-2987
Location: One Waterside Drive (2nd floor, Nauticus)
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, Noon-5pm; Extended Summer hours

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is an official museum of the United States Navy and reports to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. The museum is dedicated to the study of 235 years of naval history in the Hampton Roads region. The museum assists the City of Norfolk and Nauticus: The National Maritime Center with docent training and management of the small artifact collection concerning the battleship Wisconsin. Visit http://www.nauticus.org for general information related to operations and status of battleship Wisconsin.

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museum. See http://www.aam-us.org/museumresources/accred/about.cfm for more information about this honor.

The museum is located inside Nauticus in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Closed New Years, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Admission is free.

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Phone: (757) 423-2052
Location: 7637 North Shore Road
Hours: Mon, Tue, Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, formerly home to the Sloane family, is an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the shore of the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia. Featuring a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, the Hermitage is home to the arts. Contemporary exhibition galleries, a Visual Arts Studio, working artist studios, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds offer art and culture to the community, as envisioned by the Sloanes.

Hunter House Victorian Museum

Phone: (757) 623-9814
Location: 240 W. Freemason Street
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-3:30pm; Sun, 12:30pm-3:30pm

In Norfolk in 1894, the Boston architect W.D. Wentworth designed and built a home in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture for the prominent merchant and banker, James Wilson Hunter. Today the Hunter House Victorian Museum offers a little slice of Victoriana in the middle of Norfolk's historic Freemason District. The Hunter House has events that are open to the public, mostly in December.

MacArthur Memorial Museum

Phone: (757) 441-2965
Location: 198 Bank Street
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-5pm

The MacArthur Memorial is a museum dedicated to presenting the life and times of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. The museum proper is housed in Norfolk's former city hall and courthouse, which was built in 1850 and is designated as both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Place.

Moses Myers House

Phone: (757) 664-6200
Location: 323 E. Freemason Street
Hours: Sat-Sun, Noon-5pm

One of Norfolk's first Jewish residents built the elegant Federal Period home in 1792. Seventy percent of the current collection of furnishings was acquired by the first generation of Myers and reflects the French influences prevalent during the period. The collection also boasts artwork by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, John Wesley Jarvis and many other noted American artists.

Nauticus

Phone: (757) 664-1000
Location: One Waterside Drive
Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day: Daily, 10am-5pm; Rest of the year: Closed Mon; Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, Noon-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Ne

Located on Norfolk's downtown waterfront, Nauticus is an exciting 120,000 square-foot science and technology center exploring the power of the sea. It is also home to the USS Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy.

Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House

Phone: (757) 664-6200
Location: 601 E. Freemason Street
Hours: Sat-Sun, Noon-5pm

This new museum provides engaging thematic exhibits and offerings that survey the history of Norfolk and Hampton Roads. Themes to be examined and illuminated in the museum are Norfolk’s long history as an international port and maritime center; the area’s impressive naval and military heritage; the decorative arts of Norfolk and the region; and key public buildings and residences in the city at different moments in history.



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