We'll start things off by walking down the cobblestone streets of Freemason and exploring the hidden history of the oldest neighborhood in Norfolk. We'll view the historic Elizabeth River waterfront and then cut through a secret walkway that connects Freemason with a beautiful garden oasis hidden behind bamboo — right in the middle of Downtown Norfolk! Some of the hidden gems of Downtown are along the waterfront, and we'll go behind Nauticus to explore my favorite! Be prepared to walk a couple miles, and to have a lot of fun exploring.
Hello! I'm Josh, founder of Norfolk Tour Company and YOUR local history expert! I've lived in Norfolk my whole life and have been providing tours of Norfolk since 2013. I have worked at art museums, historical archives, as a news reporter, and have published research on the history of Norfolk. I bring my expertise research and history to every tour I conduct, and making local history fun is my passion. My tours combine historical research, walking, some laughter, and a dash of mystery to create a rich insights into the city that you won't find anywhere else. Let's discover Norfolk together!
We will visit the Selden House, headquarters to Union Forces in the Civil War, and also see the oldest home in Norfolk. The first free library in the city (which was paid for by industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1914) still stands in the Freemason neighborhood, and we will visit it and chat about its past. We will also be enjoying the magical Pagoda and Gardens and some secret waterfront spots
最多可有10位年满18周岁的参与者参加。家长也可携带2岁以下的儿童参加。 Guests should wear comfortable shoes and be able to walk or stand for most of the tour.
Walking Tour of Historic Freemason!