EXPERIENCES Enjoy concerts, movies, local weekend markets, contemporary art, and family-friendly museums.
Discover colonial America and stroll through one of the largest collections of period homes in the US.
Whether it’s tapas, tacos, pizza, local craft beer, or European cusine, you won’t be leaving hungry.
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Welcome to Portsmouth, Virginia, one of America's most historic seaports! We invite you to visit our beautiful Olde Towne and shop through our one-of-a-kind stores, unique boutiques and art galleries located in Olde Towne’s, downtown arts district. Choose from over 25 chef and family-owned restaurants, pubs, sports bars, micro-breweries and a new distillery too. With five museums, theaters, PG. walking 6 PG. 22 PG. 24 history tours, and year-round events, it’s all here for you. Shop, dine, experience and stay in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth today! For an up-to-date calendar of events, visit our website at oldetowneportsmouth.com.
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As Mayor of this historic and official Coast Guard City founded in 1752 by Colonel William Crawford, I extend a warm welcome from the Portsmouth Family. You could have chosen any other city in Hampton Roads, but I am immensely grateful that you chose Portsmouth. Whether it’s a stroll to any of our museums, chef-owned restaurants, outdoor concerts at the Portsmouth Pavilion or Portside, or browsing our trendy and eclectic shops and galleries along High Street, I welcome you to the “Right Side of the River.” Please enjoy your visit. Come back often, and if you develop a “Passion for Portsmouth” like me and choose to call it home, just know that the Portsmouth Family welcomes you with open arms. Sincerely,
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A MOVIE! COMMODORE THEATRE
The Commodore Theatre is a beautifully restored 1945 Art Deco-style motion picture theatre that shows first run films on a 42 foot screen with state-of-the-art THX, Dolby Digital sound and digital projection system. Pick up the telephone at your table to order lunch or dinner, then sit back and sink into your plush seat for an unforgettable experience. Named for the War of 1812 veteran Commodore James Barron, this historic theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. PORTSMOUTH PAVILION
(757) 393 - 6962 WEB commodoretheatre.com LOCATION 421 High Street PHONE
This 6,500-seat pavilion-style performance venue hosts the biggest names in entertainment, such as Janet Jackson, KISS, Phish, The Lumineers, James Brown, and the Allman Brothers. There are 3,500 covered seats and another 3,000 spaces on the raised lawn. The Pavilion is comparable in size and sound quality to Wolf Trap in Northern Virginia and Chastain Park in Atlanta. Its unique waterfront location provides the perfect scenic setting for an evening of unforgettable entertainment. (757) 393 - 8181 WEB pavilionconcerts.com LOCATION 16 Crawford Circle PHONE
VISUAL ARTS CENTER / TCC AT OLDE TOWNE
The Visual Arts Centerâ€™s galleries feature six exhibitions by regional, national, and international artists, as well as faculty and students annually. A complete spectrum of art media is represented in a wide variety of styles and approaches. This high-tech art school offers degree programs in Graphic Design and Studio Arts and is the only facility of its kind in Virginia. Galleries are free and open to the public. (757) 822 - 1888 tcc.edu/vac
340 High Street 9am-8pm daily
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CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA VIRGINIA’S LARGEST MUSEUM MADE JUST FOR KIDS!
Complete with a Market area for grocery shopping, life-size bubble makers, Beazley Planetarium and Bodyworks wellness center, fun and learning go hand in hand at the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Newly renovated and expanded in 2011, its 35,000 square feet of interactive exhibits makes it the largest museum in Virginia dedicated to kids and the adventure of learning. The Museum Shop is filled with unique educational toys, games, and books, including a large selection of “Thomas and Friends” trains and accessories. VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM MEMORABLE EXHIBITS. INTERACTIVE FUN.
(757) 393 - 5258 childrensmuseumva.com LOCATION 221 High Street HOURS 9am-5pm T-S, 11am-5pm Sun PHONE
Opened in 2005, this state-of-the-art facility showcases Virginia’s sports legends and provides a hands-on, interactive sports experience that the whole family will enjoy. The Museum’s nine exhibit areas showcase 20 sports in 35,000 square feet of space. Facility rentals and event space available. (757) 393 - 8031 vshfm.com LOCATION 206 High Street PHONE WEB
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GETTING TO KNOW
ortsmouth is a small town in an urban setting where neighbors know and care about each other, civic leagues are active and community activities are on the rise. Olde Towne has the same walkable urban atmosphere that make places like Brooklyn, Georgetown and Savannah favorites along the East Coast.
Our story began over 400 years ago when Captain John Smith first explored the land that would one day become Portsmouth, Virginia. In 1620, a shipbuilder named John Wood recognized the harbor as a suitable location for shipbuilding and petitioned King James for a land grant. In fact, the majority of our 400-year history stems from our maritime roots and our prime location on the Elizabeth River (aptly named after Queen Elizabeth). Our riverfront area, known today as “Olde Towne” was originally ruled by the British and named after the thriving British naval seaport of Portsmouth, England. You can explore this national treasure through the Path of History Walking Tour, a selfguided tour that directs you to 45 homes, monuments and churches. The designated markers along the way tell our story through the 6 | OLDE TOWNE PORTSMOUTH VISITOR’S GUIDE
HISTORIC OLDE TOWNE PORTSMOUTH RICH IN HISTORY AND CHARM centuries …a glimpse at one of America’s most important and historic seaport cities. The free tour brochure is available at the Portsmouth Visitor Information Center, located near the North Street Ferry landing and the Renaissance Hotel, as well as at the City’s museums. For more information, call 757-393- 5111. Walking through Olde Towne you will also notice some
Sculpture in front of the bay on Crawford Parkway. Olde Towne has the walkable urban environment that make places like Brooklyn, Georgetown, Charleston and Savannah favorites on the East Coast. Stroll shadedrenched streets, where you can visit our antique and specialty stores to find unique and beautiful items. Along High Street, fantastic chef-owned restaurants serve up a
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important historic seaport cities. art purchased and installed by Support Portsmouth Public Art, a local non-profit. You can see a two-story tall speckled trout mural on Dinwiddie Street, Commodore Barron portrayed on Court, Tommy Newsome, Ruth Brown, Bill Deal and even a bronze toad are displayed on High - to name a few. To make your visit complete, get your photo taken at the LOVE
variety of foods and beverages for any taste. From burgers to bourbon, pizza to pinot, and crabs to craft beers: you can find it in Olde Towne. With first-run movies, outdoor pavilion concerts and nine museums all within walking distance of High Street, there is something for everyone.
THE HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH CHECK-LIST FRESNEL LENS At ten feet tall and 2,500 pounds, the Fresnel Lens began service in 1896 and is one of the few Fresnel lens lighthouses displayed outside of a museum. LOCATION On the seawall near the intersection of High Street and Water Street. CALL (757) 393 - 8591
THE HILL HOUSE MUSEUM The Hill House (circa 1825) is a four story antebellum English basement home, originally constructed in the Federal style by Captain John Thompson. LOCATION 221 North Street, Portsmouth CALL (757) 393 - 0241 WEB thehillhousemuseum.org
THE LIGHTSHIP PORTSMOUTH MUSEUM Lightships were navigation aids that began service in the early 1800's. The Lightship Portsmouth was built in 1915 and served for 48 years. Go aboard and see how men lived during their many months at sea. LOCATION At the intersection of London and Water street CALL (757) 393 - 8591 WEB portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com
JEWISH CULTURAL MUSEUM A rare example of Eastern European Jewish Orthodoxy, dating back to 1918, with exhibits reflecting the history of the Hampton Roads Jewish community. LOCATION 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth CALL (757) 393 - 9266 WEB jewishmuseumportsmouth.org
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD MUSEUM Since the founding of the Gosport Shipyard in 1767, the history of the City of Portsmouth has been closely intertwined with the shipyard. Later renamed the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, many historic ships have been built here. LOCATION On the corner of High Street and Water Street CALL (757) 393 - 8591 WEB portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com
RAILROAD MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA This newly opened museum-on-the-tracks features a restored five-car train, a 1910-era Norfolk and Western steam locomotive as well as rare artifacts, photos, work cars, a velocipede and more. LOCATION At Crawford Parkway and Pavilion Drive CALL (757) 335 - 2285 WEB railroadmuseumofvirginia.com
THE RAILROAD MUSEUM and Experience OF VIRGINIA a PieceCome 757-335-2284-Dianne of Virginia History.
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757-393-4093-Susan ext. 334 Ticket Prices Adult $7 | Child $3
PORTSMOUTH COLORED COMMUNITY LIBRARY MUSEUM Built in 1945 and restored in 2003 by the African-American Historical Society of Portsmouth, the museum houses significant artifacts, photographs, oral histories and exhibits. LOCATION 904 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth CALL (757) 393 - 8993 ext.20 WEB blackhistoryportsmouth.org
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16 Crawford Circle Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 Next to Olde Towne Portsmouth and the Path of History.
COLONEL CRAWFORD & COMPANY
Colonel William Crawford founded Portsmouth, VA in 1752. Today Colonel Crawford, portrayed by Eric Price, strolls through Olde Towne bringing our rich history to life. Price is well versed in all things colonial and Portsmouth. Since 2002, Colonel Crawford & Company has offered Olde Towne Portsmouth Living History Walking Tours to great acclaim. Scheduled Tours last 75-90 minutes and leave from the lobby of the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 pm from May through October. Tours are $10 per guest, paid at the tour. Private Tours are available 12 months a year with advance notice and a minimum of four guests. To book a tour in advance, call 757-391- 0155. For information call the Portsmouth Visitor’s Center at 757-393- 5111 or visit www.ColonelCrawford.com. HISTORIC CITY SQUARES
Named after the English naval port of Portsmouth, England, Olde Towne was laid out checkerboard style with 122 half-acre lots around its town square at High and Court Streets. Much like its counterpart in Savannah, Georgia, Portsmouth was laid out in a series of squares. Many were labeled to designate the desired use for the property (i.e. CHURCH, MARKET, PRISON). With help from the writings of Portsmouth historians and an 1851 map, the Portsmouth Heritage Initiative has placed granite footers at the corner of each intersection to commemorate each square’s historical significance.
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op the ferry, catch a bus, bike, drive or even sail to Portsmouth. While Portsmouth is one of the smaller cities in Hampton Roads, we have entertainment covered no matter what your interests may be.
LOOKING FOR FUN DATE IDEAS? Delight in a concert at the Portsmouth Pavilion, a 6,500-seat waterfront venue featuring some of the most popular names in entertainment. Indulge in a film at the Commodore Theatre, a restored Art Deco style theater where you can enjoy a meal while viewing the feature presentation. Join a class and learn how to throw on a wheel, or enjoy artists’ presentations at Orzo Ceramics Studio. Be taken with musicians, dancers and theatrical performers at Willet Hall, a cozy 2,000 seat venue that hosts Portsmouth’s Community Concert Series and renowned acts from around the world. Explore the Olde Towne Farmer’s Market on Saturdays during the growing season. Get caught up in the excitement of First Weekends in Portsmouth! On the First Friday of each month after 5 p.m., celebrate the arts at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center (PACC) for our “Concerts in the Courtyard”, with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and exhibit openings often attended by the artists. Housed in an historic 1846 Courthouse, PACC features changing exhibits, hosts special
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VISITING PORTSMOUTH WITH THE KIDS? Portsmouth is home to the Children’s Museum of Virginia, where children interact with exhibits and learn as they play, and G Force Karts, a venue with indoor karting, a bounce arena and paintball. Portsmouth is also home to Pokey Smokey II, a miniature reproduction of a 19th Century coal fired steam locomotive that children can ride in with an adult. CONTINUED ON PG. 21
PORTSMOUTH ART & CULTURAL CENTER
Housed in the historic 1846 Courthouse, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences. Rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances bring the work of renowned artists to Olde Towne Portsmouth. The adjacent Gallery Shop offers a variety of works produced by regional artists. LOCATION 400 High Street
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theatrical, literary and musical performances throughout the year, and is a museum and gallery where patrons can purchase work. Return to PACC, visit the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum or The Lightship Portsmouth for our First Saturday programming, where all three museums offer free admission. Expand your reading repertoire while supporting the public libraries during the Friends of the Portsmouth Library Book Sale at the Main Branch every Saturday. Shop till you drop at “Antiques to Flea Market”, where antique vendors, artisans and collectors of all kinds gather on First Saturdays to sell their wares. Round out your shopping adventure at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery on High Street, Way Back Yonder Antiques on Washington Street or any of the home and garden, novelty, art and boutique shops in Olde Towne. For a complete list of shopping opportunities, including where you can purchase Portsmouth memorabilia, visit OldeTownePortsmouth.com.
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COASTAL VIRGINIA ONE OF AMERICAâ€™S MOST SCENIC AND HISTORIC TRAVEL DESTINATIONS.
SAILING HARBOR CRUISES 2 Hour Narrated Harbor Tours & Sunset Cruises Depart from Waterside Marina.
Group Rates, Special Events and Private Parties Available.
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NAVAL BASE CRUISES “Your Front Row Seat To The Naval Fleet”
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2 Hour Narrated Cruises Depart from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin.
The Coastal Virginia Tourism Alliance welcomes you to one of America’s most scenic and historic travel destinations. The Coastal Virginia region is comprised of the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield/Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. All are accessible by major interstate highway systems, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and two major airports in Norfolk and Newport News both served by low fare airlines. Coastal Virginia makes a perfect vacation destination for those seeking clean beaches, outdoor recreation, fascinating history, fine arts culture, thrilling events and festivals, exciting theme parks, abundant shopping, world-class fishing and coastal cuisine. We offer an experience for every kind of traveler. Beach lovers revel on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. History buffs are inspired by the past in Williamsburg, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Smithfield/Isle of Wight. Chesapeake and Suffolk are both entry points to the vast nature of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Virginia’s Eastern Shore offers pristine coastal plains perfect for bird watching as well as NASA rocket launches. In addition, museums and the arts abound throughout the region and it is home to the world renowned Virginia Arts Festival. You’ll also have a chance to “salute” our military. We are the home to the world’s largest naval base! This just touches on what you can see and do in Coastal Virginia. We hope you get a chance to experience it all. We are glad you are here to “Sea Our History”! Continued on page A4
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Tools for Wellness, Spiritual Growth, and Personal Empowerment for more than 100 years! Metaphysical Library • Bookstore and Gift Shop • Holistic Health Center & Spa Cayce/Miller Café • Free Daily Lecture, Tour, and Film • ESP Testing • Meditation Garden Stone Labyrinth • Conferences • Weekend Workshops • Psychic Fairs
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Our area’s major attractions listings are presented on the following pages.
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Norfolk Harbor Sailing Cruises Set Sail aboard this 125 passenger Sailing Schooner. Offering daytime and sunset harbor cruises on the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and the Port of Virginia. Help hoist the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just relax and enjoy the Captain’s tour. Seating is available on the shaded upper deck. Our air-conditioned below deck area has ship store, bar and restrooms. Private charters and special event cruises available. Departing Waterside Marina in Downtown Norfolk. Call (757) 627-7245 or visit www.AmericanRover.com. Sailing April through October.
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va. Photo by Ed Pollard, CMA Photographer
THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART
One Memorial Place • Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-6200 | chrysler.org
The Chrysler Museum of Art is the crown jewel of the visual arts in Norfolk, combining a nationally renowned art museum, a state-of-the-art glass studio, and two nearby historic houses. We host a variety of changing exhibitions, and our extensive permanent collection includes 30,000 works that span more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to 21st-century art. We are home to one of America’s finest glass collections, and our adjacent Perry Glass Studio’s daily demos show how these masterpieces were created. We’re open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Best of all, admission is free!
EDGAR CAYCE’S A.R.E.
Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.– Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. Come explore the fascinating work of famed psychic Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet” and “father of holistic medicine.” Free daily film, tour, and lecture on dreams, intuition, holistic health and more. Our campus includes a metaphysical library, Bookstore & Gift Shop, meditation garden, stone labyrinth, Health Center & Spa, and an onsite café. The renovated Health Center & Spa has treatment rooms overlooking the ocean offering holistic services including the Cayce/Reilly® massage, chiropractic services, and hydrotherapy sessions. We also offer ESP testing, astrology charts, psychic fairs, and conferences with world-renowned presenters. Learn more at EdgarCayce.org. Continued on page A6
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THIS IS HAMPTON
Hampton, the 400-year old city located in the heart of Coastal Virginia, is multi-faceted; rich in Civil War history, African American heritage, water recreation, and abundant shopping and dining opportunities. The Hampton History Museum is a great place to begin your explorations. The museum introduces Hampton’s 400-year history in its galleries, interpreting the city’s role in pivotal American decisions and milestones. The Hampton Visitor Center shares this location so you can gather great information on the sites you wish to explore and purchase money-saving admission tickets. The Sea to Stars Ticket combines admission to the Virginia Air & Space Center, an IMAX film, a ride on the Hampton Carousel, a cruise aboard the Miss Hampton II and admission to the Hampton History Museum for one low price. Buy adult tickets for $39 and youth tickets for $25. The Virginia Air & Space Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, features a space and aviation gallery, as well as over 100 exhibits, many hands-on. The Riverside 3D IMAX Theater presents space-related digital feature films and documentaries on a five-story screen. Next door, the Hampton Carousel, one of only 70 antique carousels left in the U.S., spins visitors on hand-carved horses and chariots built in 1920 by European artisans. Fort Monroe visitors are encouraged to cross the moat encircling the stone fort to explore the Casemate Museum and many historic landmarks, including The Alegernourne Oak and Quarters 1. See the cell where Jefferson Davis was held at the conclusion of the Civil War. A tour aboard the Miss Hampton II reveals Fort Monroe’s companion fortification, Fort Wool, located across the channel at Hampton Roads’ entrance. The Miss Hampton II harbor tour boat and the Ocean Eagle fishing boat are located nearby along the Hampton waterfront. Hampton University Museum, the oldest African American museum in the country, has a collection of more than 9,000 works of contemporary art and artifacts spanning African, African-American, Native-American cultures, and more. You can explore the campus with one of several Smartphone tours available at VisitHampton.com or learn about the campus’ and city’s remarkable past through interpretive historic markers located on the campus and throughout the city. You are also sure to enjoy the exceptional dining and shopping in Downtown Hampton, Phoebus and Coliseum Central. There’s no shortage of fun and adventure. After all, This is Hampton! For visitor information dial (800) 800-2202, (757) 727-1102 or check out VisitHampton.com.
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iFLY VA BEACH
iFLY Va Beach is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel generates 1400 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush. iFLY Va Beach is located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on 25th and Pacific Avenue. Indoor skydiving at iFLY Va Beach is a great activity for entertainment and recreation seekers out for a day of fun with family and friends, corporate customers looking for a unique team outing, educators interested in innovative science field trips for students and competitive skydiving athletes. No experience is necessary. Just about anyone can fly, including those with physical disabilities. Children as young as 3 to adults as young as 103 have flown with us. iFLY offers group rates for 8 or more as well as Student, Senior Citizen, Military & First Responder discounts. Watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3c-ak1IjhY iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving is located at 2412 Pacific Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451. For more information or to make reservations, call (757) 754-4359 or email email@example.com.
JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN
Sphere, a six-foot globe displaying weather phenomena around the world. Don’t leave without a visit to Dockside Café or the Banana Pier Gift Shop for great nautical gifts. Call (757) 664-1000 or visit Nauticus.org for hours and admission fees.
Discover the Treasures of Newport News Trendy restaurants, unique shopping opportunities and world-class attractions are just a few of the many reasons to visit Newport News.
The Mariners’ Museum and Park Water Connects Us All The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The stories we tell through our world class collection are your stories and your history. Discover small craft from around the world. Explore the USS Monitor Center, home of the Civil War ironclad’s iconic gun turret, where the incredible story of her creation, battle, sinking, and recovery are told in vivid detail. View maritime art, handcrafted ship models, and rare figureheads. Experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater. Located in a 550-acre park, guests can hike the award-winning, 5-mile Noland Continued on page A8
Living-History Museums Chronicle Nation’s Beginnings A hands-on history experience awaits visitors at two Williamsburg area museums that explore the nation’s beginnings. At Jamestown Settlement, gallery exhibits chronicle 1600s Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures, complementing historical interpretation at outdoor recreations of a Powhatan Indian village, the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists in 1607, and colonial fort. The story of the American Revolution, from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation, unfolds at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown through indoor exhibits and outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm. The museums are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas and New Year’s days. For more information call (888) 593-4682 or visit www.historyisfun.org.
This maritime-themed science museum, on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, offers a fun and exciting educational experience for visitors of all ages. In addition to its largest artifact—The Battleship Wisconsin—unique features of this 120,000-square-foot facility include hands-on exhibits, touch tanks, 3D movies, and more. Plus, walk the decks of history with a self-guided deck tour of the Battleship Wisconsin—one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy—and see the wardroom, and officers’ quarters, berthing units, chapel and other areas. Guided tours of additional ship areas are available for an additional fee. While onsite at Nauticus, be sure to check out Our Mighty Seaport, an exhibit exploring maritime commerce as well as Guns, Sweat, and Gears: Anatomy of a Battleship, with its enormous gun devices, tools, and personal mementos from the Battleship Wisconsin. Step inside the Clelia, an underwater exploration submersible, and control an actual 9-foot long robotic arm to collect samples and artifacts from the seabed and examine Science on a
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Set Sail for a bygone era aboard The Yorktown Schooners
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Pirate Adventure Cruises April to September $37 Adults, $22 kids
Trail or picnic at Lions Bridge overlooking the tranquil James River. For information on exhibitions, events, programs, and hours of operation, visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (800) 581-7245.
Virginia Living Museum
Connecting people to nature for more than 50 years! View endangered red wolves. Get close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. Touch live horseshoe crabs. Relive the age of the dinosaurs. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Discover animals living in a cypress swamp, mountain cove and beneath the Chesapeake Bay. Touch famous Bay creatures. Travel the
Daily Sightseeing Cruises
Late March thru Early November Morning, Afternoon and Sunset Sails
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galaxies in the planetarium theater. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view animals in naturalized habitats. Explore outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits and dinosaur and ice age fossils. See an extensive collection of native plants and green living exhibits. Young kids enjoy indoor role play as an animal keeper/vet and the outdoor playground. Let the travel counselors at the Newport News Visitor Center help plan your stay. Ask them about our money-saving Combination Ticket! Call (888) 493-7386, (757) 886-7777, or visit www.newport-news.org for more information.
With 144 miles of shoreline, there’s so much to do while visiting Norfolk, Virginia. Take a tour of the Elizabeth River harbor on a majestic tall ship, sip on some of the best wines around at Mermaid Winery, Virginia’s very first urban winery, try delicious beers at local breweries or watch world-renowned artists blow glass at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. Hungry? Norfolk has become well-known for its wide variety of cuisine and is home to more than 80 chef-owned restaurants in the downtown area, many featuring Virginia wine and Virginia-grown produce and meat. Downtown isn’t the only place to find eclectic entrees. A host
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SPECIAL SECTION of restaurants dot the streets of Ghent, the historic Freemason district, Ocean View and other areas of the city. If history is your thing, sign up for a boat or land tour of the world’s largest Naval Base, stop by the MacArthur Memorial, or walk the Cannonball Trail. You can jam out to some of the nation’s best music at the NorVa, named “Venue that Rocks” the hardest by Rolling Stone magazine. There are antique shops, coffee houses and galleries galore in the hip, historic Ghent district just a few minutes from downtown. There is truly something for everyone here! For additional information, call (800) 368-3097, or visit www.visitnorfolktoday.com.
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Join the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity and step back into history as you sail the York River past the battlefield where our country won its independence. Lend a hand at setting sail, look for dolphins and osprey, or relax with a beverage from our ship’s galley. For families, try the Pirate Adventure Cruise. Kids will join the pirate crew and help raise the sails, steer the schooner, tie a knot and fire the cannon. Both ships also available for private charters and special events. Sailing daily late March to early November. Advance reservations recommended. For schedule and tickets, visit www.sailyorktown.com. (888) 316-6422.
SPIRIT OF NORFOLK Memorable Exhibits. Interactive Fun.
Cruising Year-Round From Downtown Get ready for the time of your life. Step aboard the Spirit of Norfolk and come alive for an afternoon or evening cruise on the water. You’ll dine and dance to live DJ entertainment while being dazzled by skyline views and a close-up look at the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. Choose from fun-filled lunches, dinners or midnight party cruises. For reservations, specialty cruise schedule, visit www.spiritofnorfolk.com or (866) 211-3803.
Small town charm and big city amenities converge in Suffolk, Virginia. Our historic downtown blends unique shops with award-winning restaurants. Anchored by the Suffolk Visitor Center, Main Street is lined with historic homes and churches. Suffolk boasts year-round family-friendly events. Discover the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge—112,000 acres of untouched wilderness. You’ll love our swamp safaris, guided cemetery strolls, ghost walks and lantern tours. Kayak or fish in 8,000 acres of lakes and rivers. Golf one of our five championship golf courses. Take the plunge and skydive! Explore Riddick’s Folly House Museum where Union Army officers left behind penciled graffiti that is still legible today. Our 1885 passenger station is now Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. Visit the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, a professional performing arts theater. (757) 514-4130. VisitSuffolkVa.com
NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER Your front row seat to the Naval Fleet. Two Hour Narrated Cruises depart daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin in Downtown Norfolk. The Captain provides a fascinating commentary as passengers cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River. See one of the world’s busiest sea ports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: Destroyers, Cruisers, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers and more. Up to 150 guests enjoy comfortable seating, air conditioned enclosed deck, shaded upper deck, and snack bar. Call (757) 627-7406 or www.navalbasecruises.com. Cruising March - December.
VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Whether it is with a large school group or a family visit, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is home to many memorable exhibits and full of interactive fun. A basketball court,
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SPECIAL SECTION sports complex, racing simulators and a radio announcing booth await you! The Museum also hosts many special events, birthday parties, galas and weddings. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.vshfm.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter (@VSHFM).
THE VIRGINIA ZOO
Journey to mysterious places inhabited by exotic animals from around the world–without leaving Hampton Roads! Discover lions, bears, cheetahs, orangutans, giraffes, colorful birds and more! Watch the red panda climb through the trees just above your head. Meet the animals in the ZooFarm. Enjoy a stroll or ride the Zoo train among the themed gardens and beautiful landscaping. The Virginia Zoo provides education and entertainment for people of all ages, and the Zoo is home to more than 500 animals on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. Exhibits encourage the animals’ natural behavior, provide information about their habitats, what they eat and their worldwide conservation status. Visiting the Virginia Zoo is a fantastic thing to do with family and friends, and it’s a terrific value! Admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children (ages 2-11) and $12.95 for seniors (62+). Children under two get in FREE! The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except major winter holidays. For more information, visit www.virginiazoo.org.
Travel back in time, then savor the present at this year-round destination for history, shopping, outdoor recreation, fine dining and special events. Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Visit historic homes, museums, and battlefields by foot or enjoy a guided Segway tour through town. Set sail on Yorktown’s Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Shop in specialty stores, enjoy a wine or beer dinner, play on the riverfront, and dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. (757) 890-3300 or www.visityorktown.org.
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ARE YOU A SPORTS FAN? Visit the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, where Virginia sports legends are honored and patrons can test their athletic prowess on interactive displays and exhibits. Play a round of golf at Bide-A-Wee, a Curtis Strange signature course and one of three courses in the city. Watch your favorite teams compete at Roger Brown’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, Humboldt Steel Corporation or Griff’s Restaurant and Sports Lounge.
FEELING ADVENTUROUS? Hike, kayak and discover abundant flora and fauna in the forest, lake and salt marsh environments that make up the 142-acre Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Independently explore trails and find optimal bird watching areas. You can also participate in guided tours and learning programs. Survey Paradise Creek Nature Park, a 40-acre urban waterfront park that features two miles of walking trails, 11 acres of restored tidal wetlands and a forest with native flowers, shrubs and trees. Portsmouth boasts miles of walking trails and biking lanes across the city, and was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Delve into Portsmouth City Park’s friendship gardens, covered picnic areas, playground equipment, tennis courts, boating facilities and space for running, volleyball, cornhole and more. The park houses The Links, a nine-hole learning course with a driving range and putting green.
WE HAVE CULTURE. Donated to the Portsmouth Historical Association by the last remaining heir, the Hill House Museum stands as a testament to how generations of one Portsmouth family lived. Speaking of museums, Portsmouth has nine, with eight in Olde Towne and within walking distance of the ferry drop-offs. Board the Railroad Museum of Virginia to explore the world of trains. Learn about the maritime history of the area at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and the Lightship Portsmouth Museum, and about the social history of Portsmouth at The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center and The Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum. Portsmouth hosts a variety of festivals and events each year including Gospelrama, the Gosport Art Show, the Cock Island Regatta, Oktoberfest, the Seawall Art Show, Umoja festival, Safe Trick-or-Treat, Olde Towne Ghost Walk, the Holiday Home Tour, Winter Wonderland and the Holiday Music Festival. Immerse yourself in Portsmouth’s revitalized historic district and budding arts district. Fueled by the nonprofit Support Portsmouth Public Art and the city government, Portsmouth has acquired public murals, statuary and more created by established local artists.
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O Join us at 606 High Street Olde Towne Portsmouth. Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm Call 757-966-7522 for reservations. Virginia Beach locations: Kempsville: 4402 Princess Anne Rd ~ 757-474-4446 Oceanfront: 3420 Atlantic Ave ~ 757-390-2580
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ne of the best parts of Olde Towne, Portsmouth is its range of dining options and high quality dishes, while keeping the hometown feel that sets it apart from the rest of Hampton Roads. The Coffee Shoppe, a popular spot for a cozy cup of joe, is the perfect place to start your day with fresh baked pastries and made to order breakfast and lunch specialties. Later, venture over to Baron’s Pub: a hometown favorite for more than 20 years offering up live music, sports games, pub fare, and a full bar. Known for its walkability, Olde Towne is perfect for wandering down the main drag while soaking up all the droolworthy scents wafting from restaurants. Browse a variety of menus and discover which cuisine to try next, or for the first time! You can have German Schnitzel Bites on Bier Garden’s shaded patio, traditional Mexican Carnitas Tacos from family friendly Cancun Fiesta, or authentic Italian Shrimp Mediterranean inside intimate Café Europa, and all within a few blocks of each other. If you’re not impressed yet, then why not try something a little more eclectic? Right off Court St. you can find Still, a dimly-lit underground tapas bar and restaurant with an impressive stock of whiskey and wine varieties. Let your taste buds travel around the world with their menu full of globally inspired dishes. You can also find 5 Boroughs, a deliciously authentic Middle Eastern restaurant, just across Effingham. You’ll have to try their falafel wrap or chicken shawarma platter, and of course the hummus. These are just a few of the many restaurants, bistros, bars and coffee shops ready for you when you get here.
Make sure to check out some of these delicious eats and
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THE COFFEE SHOPPE
814 High St (757) 967-9666 619cantina.com
300 High St (757) 391-9191 oldetownecoffee.com
619 High St (757) 967-9607 619cantina.com
321 High St (757) 251-0800
10 Crawford Pkwy
500 High St (757) 399-4840
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THE BIER GARDEN
438 High St (757) 393-6022 biergarden.com CAFÉ EUROPA
319 High St (757) 399-6652 thecafeeuropa.com CANCUN FIESTA
506 Dinwiddie St (757) 392-3465
FISH & SLIPS
103 Constitution Ave (757) 337-8689 dockofthebay-hub.com FISH & SLIPS
10 Crawford Pkwy GOSPORT TAVERN
702 High St (757) 606-2666 gosporteats.com GREEN BEAN CAFE
315 Green St (757) 393-2070
GRIFF’S RESTAURANT & SPORTS LOUNGE
MANNINO’S ITALIAN BISTRO
509 High St (757) 606-3990
606 High St (757) 966-7522 manninositalianbistro.com
612 Court St (757) 399-6120 guadsmexicanrestaurant.com HOMEGROWN
455 Court St (757) 399-1490 homegrownoldetowne.com JUICE
448 Green St (757) 807-0320 LOBSCOUSER
337 High St (757) 397-2728 lobscouser.com LONGBOARDS
ROGER BROWN’S RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR
316 High St (757) 399-5377 rogerbrowns.com STILL
450 Court St (757) 332-7222 stilleats.com SUN’S SUB & PUB
425 County St (757) 399-1356 TASTE OF EUROPE
725 High St (757) 480-0070
440 High St #2 (757) 399-4010 longboardslounge.com
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Several art galleries and museum gift shops showcase the works of local and national artists, including pottery, hand-made blown glass, jewelry, paintings, educational games, toys and more. In addition, Olde Towne’s several garden shops and clothing stores offer a wide range of goods. When you are exhausted from a day of shopping,
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ortsmouth’s High Street corridor and its side streets are the original town center shopping district. Today, this area is populated with small, independently owned shops and boutiques along picturesque tree-lined streets. If you are searching for a special treasure, Olde Towne is the place to start.
Home to several antiques stores laden with treasures from the past, you can find some of the region’s best English and American antiques, “re-purposed” antiques, collectibles and nautical antiques. The Flea Market on the first Saturday of every month will provide yet another opportunity to discover antique treasures.
stop in one of our salons and treat yourself to a manicure, massage or new hairstyle. If you are fortunate enough to be here on a Saturday morning (May through December), you will also be able to stroll through the Olde Towne Farmer’s Market where as many as 30 vendors offer a variety of produce, bakery items, jams, jellies, soaps and so much more.
OLDE TOWNE FARMER'S MARKET
Discover fresh produce and baked goods from local vendors, many of which specialize in heirloom produce that is grown/raised without the use of chemicals or hormones. Enjoy delicious fruits, vegetables, artisan baked goods, pork, beef, poultry, eggs, seafood, jams and jellies, plants, flowers, hand-crafted soaps and more. LOCATION Intersection of High Street & Court Street around the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center DATE & TIME Saturdays, May - December, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WEB portsmoutholdetownefarmersmarket.com
OLDE TOWNE PORTSMOUTH ANTIQUES TO FLEA MARKET
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Visit the Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market the first Saturday of each month and hunt through the eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types - priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and oneof- a-kind items. A favorite of local and visitors alike, it is a treasure hunter's dream come true! LOCATION Middle Street Garage, 441 Middle Street, Portsmouth VA DATE & TIME First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WEB oldetowneportsmouth.com
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Le Cordon Bleu Trained Chef (London) Gourmet Kitchenware and Specialties KitchenKoop.com Find us on Facebook 638 High Street Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 399-4475 24 | OLDE TOWNE PORTSMOUTH VISITOR’S GUIDE
• Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens • The Bier Garden Gift Shop • Bowman's Garden Center • Children's Museum of Virginia Gift Shop • Cycle Classics • Dave Chance Gallery • Fabulous Finds & Designs • The Final Score - Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum • Finer Things Boutique • House of Glam Boutique • Kitchen Koop • Linda's Especially for You
• Little Shoppes on High • Olde Towne Arts & Music • Olde Towne Drug Center Pharmacy • Orzo Studio • The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Gallery Shop • Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery • Sole Right • Special Occasions Formalwear • Taste of Europe • Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop • Way Back Yonder Antiques
NAUTICAL BOATS AND MARINA
3825 Adams St. (757) 483-6148 • 160 slips, wide piers & boat yard. OCEAN MARINE YACHT CENTER
201 Wavy St. (757) 399-2920 oceanmarinellc.com • Full service repair facility for boats of all sizes, parts and service departments, 80-ton Travelift, 1,250-ton NAVSEA certified Syncrolift for yachts up to 235' and factory trained technicians on site.
NORTH POINT YACHT SALES
in Tidewater Yacht Marina (757) 679-6991 northpointyachtsales.com VIRGINIA BOAT AND YACHT
3515 Shipwright St. (757) 484-1454 • Lift service, monthly slip rentals, repairs & brokerage.
HOTELS & INNS COMFORT INN OLDE TOWNE
347 Effingham Street (757) 397-7788 choicehotels.com
OCEAN YACHT MARINA
1 Crawford Ct. (757) 321-7432 oceanyachtmarina.com • 122 all floating slips, 1,500’ alongside dockage, dry storage facility, 2 ship’s stores, 3 fueling locations, laundry/ shower facilities, pump-out & picnic area. PORTSMOUTH BOATING CENTER
1244 Bay St. (757) 397-2092 portsmouthboating.com • Dry storage, service, brokerage, slips, travel lift & fuel. SCOTTS CREEK MARINA
6 Harper Ave. (757) 399-2628 ScottsCreekMarina.com • 135 deep slips, swimming pool, full service & ship’s store. TIDEWATER YACHT MARINA
10 Crawford Pkwy. (757) 393-2525 • (888) 390-0080 tyamarina.com • 300 deep-water slips, 100 slips transient slips, 6 mega yacht slips, full-service ship’s store, fueling locations, laundry room, full-service boat yard, pump-out, 60-ton travel lift & on-site restaurant.
RENAISSANCE PORTSMOUTH-NORFOLK WATERFRONT HOTEL
425 Water Street (757) 673-3000 • (888) 839-1775 renaissanceportsmouth.com EXTENDED STAY LODGING HARBOR TOWER
One Harbor Court (757) 393-1600 • (800) 897-1601 harbortowerapartments.com
ruise into Portsmouth at Mile Marker Zero and discover the perfect getaway. Olde Towne is a major stopping point for boaters traveling the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway because we offer excellent marinas with ship’s stores, certified technicians, parts departments and much more. Boaters can also take advantage of docking at the High and North Street landings (basins) which are available on a first come first serve basis. The regulations for overnight stays at the basins can be found on our website at: oldetowneportsmouth.com/thingstodo/boating.
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GLENCOE INN BED & BREAKFAST
222 North Street (757) 397-8128 glencoeinn.com THE MERMAIDS’ PORCH BED & BREAKFAST
497 North Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 673-3790 mermaidsporch.com
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The Mermaids’ Porch Bed & Breakfast is located in historic Portsmouth, Virginia in a lovely Queen Anne Victorian home built by Dr. Parrish in 1898. This bed and breakfast has three cozy rooms to choose from for the world weary traveler to tuck in and rejuvenate.
(757) 673-3790 • www.mermaidsporch.com
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Come experience the New Portsmouth ~ for the History, or just for the Fun of it.
Come stroll the walkway along our waterfront. Wend your way to our lightship and naval shipyard museums. Continue wandering and youâ€™ll discover our huge Childrenâ€™s Museum and our famous treelined streets shading homes more than 250 years old. Close by, too, are the most intriguing of shops and a truly sumptuous selection of chef-owned restaurants. All within one very walkable square mile. For more details and information call 757.393.5111 | www.VisitPortsVa.com
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