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Norfolk Chronicles- Walking Tour

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Norfolk Chronicles- Walking Tour

4 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Norfolk Chronicles- Walking Tour

culture walk

Norfolk Chronicles- Walking Tour

4 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Experience the social, political, and economic history that pollinated Norfolk's riverfront boroughs. Encounter our colonial past and live the new renaissance in Norfolk. Immerse yourself in Norfolk's history, culture and modern vision. From the purchase of Norfolk for 10,000 pounds of tobacco in 1680 and the U.S.S. Constellation staving off British attackers in 1812 to the 21st-century rebirth of our downtown district get a broad view of Norfolk's history. Feel Norfolk's spirit as Mike, your guide, walks you through the centuries of history, progress, and cultural evolution. Colonial and revolutionary history- See the Norfolk Mace, a prized symbol of Norfolk's Sovereignty since 1754 and the British cannonball lodged in St. Paul Church since 1776. Centuries of progress- See visionary Peter Wright's home and hear his story. In 1900, Mr. Wright headed the gas, railway, and ice industries and was the first to drive a car down Main Street. Today's Renaissance-In 1973 Norfolk installed the Commercial Place Fountain sparking a 40-year revitalization of our downtown that continues today.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Your host

Learn more about Michael

Michael

I have hosted over 800 tours and hikes in and around Norfolk as the organizer of a local walking group. It's been 7 years of exploring and sharing. Norfolk's history, energy, and the whole pedestrian experience are what I love to relate to our guests.

What's included

Drinks
Bottled Water

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Where you'll be

We will stroll the riverfront, Freemason, Ghent and Downtown bourroughs. This tour exposes the cultural, political, and economic influences that were the seeds of Norfolk's modern society. Learn about the Norfolk Mace at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk's revolutionary Patriots at the Moses Myers House, and tread through hidden interior ways in our modern downtown district.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes and clothes suited to the elements.

More tips

If you have a request for a custom tour, please don't hesitate to contact me through AirBNB. I have lead 800 hikes, walks and guided tours on the area since 2013. I have in-depth knowledge of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads.
Michael
Norfolk Chronicles- Walking Tour
4 reviews
From $30/person
4 reviews
From $30/person