20 Photography Vacation Destination In Norfolk

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1. Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Address: 7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk.

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Hermitage Museum and Gardens Photo

Historic home & picturesque gardens offering a fine art collection, professional program & classes.

2. Macarthur Memorial Museum

Address: 198 Bank St, Norfolk.

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Macarthur Memorial Museum Photo

Norfolk City Hall, also known as the MacArthur Memorial, is a historic city hall located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was built in 1847, and is a two-story, stuccoed and granite-faced, temple-form building measuring 80 feet by 60 feet.

3. Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk.

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum Photo

This is one of the Navy museums that are operated by the Naval History & Heritage Command. It celebrates the long history of the U.S. Navy in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and is co-located with Nauticus in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

4. Town Point Park

Address: 113 Waterside Dr, Norfolk.

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Town Point Park Photo

The park hosts major outdoor concerts, award-winning festivals and special events each year to include Norfolk Harborfest, Bayou Boogaloo, and 4th of July Celebrations.

5. Hunter House Victorian Museum

Address: 240 W Freemason St, Norfolk.

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Hunter House Victorian Museum Photo

The Hunter House Victorian Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, United States is a house museum. The house was built in 1894 for the merchant and banker James Wilson Hunter, together with his wife Lizzie Ayer Barnes Hunter and their three children.

6. Moses Myers House

Address: 323 E Freemason St, Norfolk.

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Moses Myers House Photo

Stately house of a 19th-century Jewish merchant, with period furniture & personal effects displayed.

7. Elizabeth River Trail

Address: Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation, 208 E Plume St #336, Norfolk.

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Elizabeth River Trail Photo

'The Elizabeth River Trail is a 10.5 mile urban biking and pedestrian trail along the Norfolk waterfront, maintained and marketed by The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation with support from the City of Norfolk.

8. Fort Norfolk

Address: 801 Front St, Norfolk.

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Fort Norfolk Photo

Fort Norfolk is a historic fort and national historic district located at Norfolk, Virginia. With the original buildings having been built between 1795 and 1809, the fort encloses 11 buildings: main gate, guardhouse, officers' quarters, powder magazine, and carpenter's shop.

9. Children's Museum of Virginia

Address: 221 High St, Portsmouth.

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Children's Museum of Virginia Photo

The Children's Museum of Virginia is the largest children's museum in the state of Virginia. It is located in the heart of Olde Town Portsmouth at 221 High Street. The museum has a planetarium and two floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits.

10. Railroad Museum of Virginia

Address: Harbor Center Way, Portsmouth.

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Railroad Museum of Virginia Photo

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is the Commonwealth's Official Transportation Museum located in Roanoke, Virginia with rail, auto and air exhibits.

11. Lightship Portsmouth Museum

Address: London & Water St, Portsmouth.

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Lightship Portsmouth Museum Photo

1915 lightship turned floating museum with displays of historic objects, uniforms, photos & models.

12. Norfolk Police & Fire Museum

Address: 401 E Freemason St, Norfolk.

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Norfolk Police & Fire Museum Photo

Police department & fire rescue museums displaying historic memorabilia & equipment in 1 building.

13. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Address: 2 High St, Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Photo

The museum covers the 250+ year relationship with the shipyard - America's oldest and largest naval shipyard located on the Portsmouth Waterfront.

14. Lafayette Park

Address: 3500 Granby St, Norfolk.

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Lafayette Park Photo

This 32-acre park features a playground, picnic shelters & a boat ramp, plus basketball & baseball.

15. Elizabeth River Boat Landing and Park

Address: 1400 Elizabeth River Way, Chesapeake.

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Elizabeth River Boat Landing and Park Photo

The Elizabeth River Park, located on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, has one of the most active boat ramps in the Hampton Roads area. Boaters can enjoy easy access to the Elizabeth River.

16. Chrysler Museum of Art

Address: 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk.

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Chrysler Museum of Art Photo

The Chrysler Museum has 50 galleries with 30000+ objects, an interactive space for kids. Walter Chrysler & Andy Warhol Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences.

17. Norfolk Botanical Garden

Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk.

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Norfolk Botanical Garden Photo

April azaleas are the showstoppers at this lush green space, which also features 450 rose varieties.

18. Virginia Zoo

Address: 3500 Granby St, Norfolk.

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Virginia Zoo Photo

An African exhibit boasts lions, elephants & rhino with another 400 animals spread over 53 acres.

19. USS Wisconsin BB-64

Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk.

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USS Wisconsin BB-64 Photo

Massive WWII-era battleship featuring tours, included with admission to Nauticus maritime museum.

20. Nauticus

Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk.

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Nauticus Photo

This is a maritime-themed science center and museum situated in Norfolk.