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EXPERIENCE NORFOLK BY LIGHT RAIL

Plan a fun-filled visit from beginning to end!


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA WELCOME TO TALES BY RAIL, A WAY TO SEE THE CITY OF NORFOLK AND EXPERIENCE STORIES OF BOTH PAST AND PRESENT VIA THE TIDE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM. There are hundreds of stories to be shared about Norfolk; from a revolutionary cannonball lodged in the brick wall of a church and passages in secret along the Underground Railroad, to the statues of decorated heroes and battleships. Keep an eye out for custom-made mermaid statues throughout downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods. Use the Tales by Rail brochure to discover these and many other Norfolk tales, and maybe make a few of your own. This brochure includes station descriptions, a detailed map and a quick reference guide of frequented places of interest at each stop.


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HISTORICAL HISTORICALLANDMARKS LANDMARKS&&MARKERS MARKERS Addington-Petty-Dickson Addington-Petty-DicksonHouse House..............................................300 ..............................................300West WestFreemason FreemasonStreet Street Almand-Archer Almand-ArcherHouse House................................................................................... ...................................................................................327 327Duke DukeStreet Street Dr. Dr.William WilliamB. B.Selden SeldenHouse House................................................................ ................................................................351 351Botetourt BotetourtStreet Street James JamesW. W.Hunter HunterHouse House Victorian VictorianMuseum Museumand andShop Shop.....................................................240 .....................................................240West WestFreemason FreemasonStreet Street John JohnCary CaryWeston WestonHouse............................................................358 House............................................................358West WestFreemason FreemasonStreet Street Old OldSecond SecondPresbyterian PresbyterianChurch Church (now (nowThe TheFreemason FreemasonAbbey) Abbey)....................................................209 ....................................................209West WestFreemason FreemasonStreet Street Taylor-Whittle Taylor-WhittleHouse House...................................................................227 ...................................................................227West WestFreemason FreemasonStreet Street West WestFreemason FreemasonSt. St.Historic HistoricDistrict DistrictMarker Marker.........Corner .........CornerofofDuke DukeSt. St.and andFreemason FreemasonSt. St.

MONTICELLO MONTICELLO STATION STATION HISTORICAL HISTORICALLANDMARKS LANDMARKS&&MARKERS MARKERS Epworth EpworthUnited UnitedMethodist MethodistChurch Church..........................................124 ..........................................124West WestFreemason FreemasonStreet Street Freemason FreemasonStreet StreetBaptist BaptistChurch Church............................................ ............................................400 400East EastFreemason FreemasonStreet Street Legends Legendsof ofMusic MusicWalk Walkof ofFame Fame............................................................340 ............................................................340Granby GranbyStreet Street Moses MosesMyers MyersHouse House.................................................................... ....................................................................323 323East EastFreemason FreemasonStreet Street Old OldNorfolk NorfolkAcademy Academy....................................................................................420 ....................................................................................420Bank BankStreet Street St. St.Johns JohnsAfrican AfricanMethodist MethodistEpiscopal Episcopal(AME) (AME)Church Church.................545 .................545East EastBute ButeStreet Street Wells WellsTheatre Theatre//Virginia VirginiaStage StageCompany Company.......................................108 .......................................108E.E.Tazewell TazewellStreet Street Whitehead WhiteheadHouse, House,1791 1791........................................ ........................................East EastFreemason FreemasonStreet Streetand andBank BankStreet Street The TheNorfolk NorfolkHistory HistoryMuseum Museum at atthe theWilloughby-Baylor Willoughby-BaylorHouse........................................601 House........................................601East EastFreemason FreemasonStreet Street ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS Chrysler ChryslerHall Hall...................................................................................... ......................................................................................215 215St. St.Paul’s Paul’sBoulevard Boulevard Generic GenericTheater Theater................................................................................ ................................................................................485 485St. St.Paul’s Paul’sBoulevard Boulevard MacArthur MacArthurCenter Center.................................................................................300 .................................................................................300Monticello MonticelloAvenue Avenue Norfolk NorfolkScope ScopeArena Arena................................................................201 ................................................................201East EastBrambleton BrambletonAvenue Avenue NorVa NorVa.......................................................................................................317 .......................................................................................................317Monticello MonticelloAvenue Avenue The TheRoper RoperPerforming PerformingArts ArtsCenter Center.........................................................340 .........................................................340Granby GranbyStreet Street

ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS Armed ArmedForces ForcesMemorial Memorial............................................................................... ...............................................................................Town TownPoint PointPark Park Battleship BattleshipWisconsin Wisconsin............................................................One ............................................................OneWaterside WatersideDrive Drive(Nauticus) (Nauticus) Commercial CommercialPlace PlaceFountain Fountain.....................................................Commercial .....................................................CommercialPl. Pl.and andMain MainSt. St. Nauticus Nauticus......................................................................................................One ......................................................................................................OneWaterside WatersideDrive Drive Norfolk NorfolkPagoda Pagoda&&Oriental OrientalGarden Garden............................................. .............................................265 265West WestTazewell TazewellStreet Street

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MACARTHUR MACARTHUR SQUARE SQUARE STATION STATION HISTORICAL HISTORICALLANDMARKS LANDMARKS&&MARKERS MARKERS The TheBasilica Basilicaof ofSt. St.Mary Maryof ofthe theImmaculate ImmaculateConception Conception.................232 .................232Chapel ChapelStreet Street General GeneralDouglas DouglasMacArthur MacArthurMemorial MemorialMuseum Museum//MacArthur MacArthurMemorial Memorial// MacArthur MacArthurSquare SquarePark Park .....................................198 .....................................198Bank BankStreet Street(MacArthur (MacArthurSquare SquarePark) Park) Old OldNorfolk NorfolkCity CityHall Hall............................................................................235 ............................................................................235East EastPlume PlumeStreet Street Northern NorthernLimit Limitof ofOld OldNorfolk Norfolk.......................Corner .......................CornerofofSt. St.Paul’s Paul’sBlvd. Blvd.&&East EastCity CityHall HallAve. Ave. St. St.Paul’s Paul’sEpiscopal EpiscopalChurch Church.......................................................... ..........................................................201 201St. St.Paul’s Paul’sBoulevard Boulevard Windows Windowson onHistory History......................................................City ......................................................CityHall HallAvenue Avenue(MacArthur (MacArthurCenter) Center) U.S. U.S.Custom CustomHouse House..............................................................................................101 ..............................................................................................101East EastMain MainStreet Street Zero ZeroMile MileStone Stone.....................................................198 .....................................................198Bank BankStreet Street(MacArthur (MacArthurSquare SquarePark) Park) ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS Hampton HamptonRoads RoadsNaval NavalMuseum.......................................................... Museum..........................................................One OneWaterside WatersideDrive Drive Commercial CommercialPlace PlaceFountain Fountain.....................................................Commercial .....................................................CommercialPl. Pl.and andMain MainSt. St. Monticello MonticelloArcade Arcade......................................................................... .........................................................................211 211East EastCity CityHall HallAvenue Avenue Spirit Spiritof ofNorfolk NorfolkCruises CruisesOffice Office..........................................................109 ..........................................................109East EastMain MainStreet Street MacArthur MacArthurCenter Center.................................................................................300 .................................................................................300Monticello MonticelloAvenue Avenue Norfolk NorfolkSouthern SouthernMuseum Museum.......................................................... ..........................................................33Commercial CommercialPlace Place#100 #100 American AmericanRover Rover//Victory VictoryRover RoverSailing SailingCruises Cruises..........................224 ..........................224East EastMain MainStreet Street Virginia VirginiaMaritime MaritimeAssociation Association..........................................................236 ..........................................................236East EastPlume PlumeStreet Street Battleship BattleshipWisconsin Wisconsin............................................................One ............................................................OneWaterside WatersideDrive Drive(Nauticus) (Nauticus) Nauticus Nauticus..................................................................................................... .....................................................................................................One OneWaterside WatersideDrive Drive Slover SloverLibrary Library ............................................................................................235 ............................................................................................235EEPlume PlumeStreet Street Spirit Spiritof ofNorfolk Norfolk.......................................... ..........................................333 333Waterside WatersideDrive Drive(Behind (BehindWaterside WatersideDistrict) District) Norfolk NorfolkPagoda Pagoda&&Oriental OrientalGarden Garden............................................. .............................................265 265West WestTazewell TazewellStreet Street

CIVIC CIVIC PLAZA PLAZA STATION STATION HISTORICAL HISTORICALLANDMARKS LANDMARKS&&MARKERS MARKERS The TheBasilica Basilicaof ofSt. St.Mary Maryof ofthe theImmaculate ImmaculateConception Conception.................232 .................232Chapel ChapelStreet Street St. St.Paul’s Paul’sEpiscopal EpiscopalChurch Church.......................................................... ..........................................................201 201St. St.Paul’s Paul’sBoulevard Boulevard

HARBOR HARBOR PARK PARK STATION STATION ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS Amtrak AmtrakStation Station................................................................................................280 ................................................................................................280Park ParkAvenue Avenue Tides TidesBaseball Baseball..........................................................................Harbor ..........................................................................HarborPark Park-150 -150Park ParkAvenue Avenue

NSU NSU STATION STATION ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS L.L.Douglas DouglasWilder WilderPerforming PerformingArts ArtsCenter Center..................................................NSU ..................................................NSUCampus Campus NSU NSUPlanetarium Planetarium.................................................................................................NSU .................................................................................................NSUCampus Campus

BALLENTINE BALLENTINE // BROAD BROAD CREEK CREEK STATION STATION ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS Norfolk NorfolkState StateUniversity UniversityFootball Football....................................................NSU ....................................................NSUCampus CampusStadium Stadium

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EVMC/FORT NORFOLK STATION QUICK GUIDE: The stories begin here! Hop off the train and go for a walk along the Elizabeth River Trail, which leads to downtown Norfolk. Or walk where American soldiers served and defended our harbors during the War of 1812, at Fort Norfolk, located a few blocks away from the station. This stop is the easiest way to get to the Historic Ghent district where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops and more.

YORK STREET/FREEMASON STATION QUICK GUIDE: Just a short walk down Botetourt Street in the Freemason neighborhood, there are eateries, retail stores and coffee shops. Walk the old cobblestone streets to The Dr. William B. Selden House, which served as headquarters for the Union occupation, or to The Wiillaim Lamb House (a.k.a. Kemure), home of Norfolk Mayor William Wilson Lamb, who is credited with saving Norfolk’s historic mace during

QUICK GUIDE: From this station, discover the story of Moses Myers by taking a tour of the Moses Myers House, the oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum. Stop by The Norfolk History Museum at the WilloughbyBaylor House to learn more about our 400-year-old city, or learn about our connection with the U.S. Capitol Dome architect, Thomas U. Walter, at the Freemason Street Baptist Church sanctuary building. Popular performance venues such as The NorVa, Wells Theatre, Chrysler Hall, and Generic Theater are also located nearby. Take a stroll through the NEON Arts District for a unique cultural experience.

MACARTHUR SQUARE STATION QUICK GUIDE: Engage your inner history buff at Norfolk’s many beautiful museums and historical sites, including the MacArthur Memorial or Windows on History at MacArthur Center. Feast on delicacies and desserts at local eateries tucked away along the downtown streets. Stop by the Slover Library to experience leading-edge technology in an innovative space. There is a story around every corner from this station!

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QUICK GUIDE: Some of Norfolk’s best tales can be found just a few steps away from this station starting at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where a piece of artillery fired from the British fleet in 1776 remains lodged in a brick wall. From here, follow the rest of the self-guided Cannon Ball Trail, a tour that connects historic sites throughout the city. The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception is nearby. Built in 1858, she is a testament to the Gothic Revival design; an architect’s delight. There are also plenty

QUICK GUIDE: The tales here are both ancient and modern. Visit the Norfolk State University Planetarium which offers guests the chance to explore the universe or hear lectures, or check out the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center for a variety of events from contemporary music

of great restaurants and retail shops in this area.

HARBOR PARK STATION PARK & RIDE QUICK GUIDE: This station is a fan favorite! Harbor Park is home to Norfolk’s minor league baseball team, the Tides. Harbor Park has been rated the best minor league stadium by Baseball America. Check the schedule and get ready for a home run of a time! Did you know this area used to be the location of Higgin’s Wharf and Wright’s Wharf, where fugitive slaves spent part of their journey along the Underground Railroad? One ship of particular note was the Augusta, captained by William C. Smith. Go to visitnorfolk.com and download the Waterways to Freedom tour to hear his story as well as Norfolk’s entire Underground Railroad tale.

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BALLENTINE/BROAD CREEK STATION PARK & RIDE QUICK GUIDE: Come out with friends, find a seat, and watch the Norfolk State Spartans football team at the William “Dick” Price Stadium.

INGLESIDE ROAD STATION Students, faculty and alumni from the Governor’s School for the Arts teamed up with third and fourth graders from Ingleside Elementary School to create a dynamic portrait of the Ingleside neighborhood. The tales told here are from the locals who reside near this residential stop.

MILITARY HIGHWAY STATION PARK & RIDE This station is adjacent to a park and ride lot and connects to several local bus routes offering convenient access to nearby hotels, shopping and attractions.

NEWTOWN ROAD STATION PARK & RIDE This may be the end of the line and the eastern terminus of the Tide, but it is not the end of the stories in Norfolk. For more information, go to visitnorfolk.com!


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