Norfolk

An early English settlement, Norfolk is filled with historic sites and monuments. Norfolk is also home to the oldest U.S. naval port, as well as the Battleship Wisconsin, which was in service from World War II through the Persian Gulf War. Locals and visitors head to Town Point Park for outdoor concerts and annual events such as the Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival. Families enjoy relaxing in Norfolk Botanical Garden and touring the harbor on a 19th-century Mississippi riverboat.

Virginia International Tattoo

The largest tattoo in the United States, the Virginia International Tattoo is an annual event that brings military bands from around the world to one spot in Norfolk, VA, to perform a spectacular show of music, majesty, and might! Presented annually in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginia International Tattoo is an exhibition of marching bands, massed pipes and drums, drill teams, Scottish dancers,...

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The brewery is located at 211 W. 24th Street in the new Railroad district of Norfolk, situated next to the historic Ghent neighborshood and just a mile or two from Downtown. The Tasting Room and Production facility share a 35,000 sq. foot mid-century modern historic building. Free parking is available in their private lot or street parking is free along 24th and 23rd street. O’Connor beer...

Smartmouth Brewing Company

Since 2012, Smartmouth has helped shape the Hampton Roads craft beer scene with unique styles, quality ingredients and an emphasis on flavor over flash. No gimmicks, no funny business, just an appreciation for well-crafted beer and a desire to share it with others. At the end of the day, we are “beer geeks,” who make beer, think beer, talk beer and drink beer. It’s what we do and it’s...

Scotch and Soda the Lions

Tours of the Mansion are available by appointment only, except for October and December, when Ghost and Christmas Tours are regularly scheduled. The home is available for rent for special occasions or can accommodate overnight guests, with advance reservations required. Donations are encouraged to help the family offset the cost of maintaining this nearly 100 year old historic home. Scotch and...

Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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...

Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY is a professional, producing theatre company based in Norfolk, VA. We strive to enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality. The WELLS THEATRE was built in 1912 and is an outstanding example of Beaux Arts theatre architecture. A must-see for architecture lovers!