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“a place for connoiseurs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moses Myers House

Moses Myers House
331 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA
757 333 1085
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Ranked #14 of 25 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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yorktown virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“a place for connoiseurs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

loved the hsitory--it's astounding that such a place is surviving in Norfolk! this place would be great in Philadelphia or New York! Collection is outstanding--story of the house and family is great too--an architectural and historical gem--Norfolk is lucky to have this place

Visited April 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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257 reviews 257 reviews
59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 123 cities Reviews in 123 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Even better than expected; worth a detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This 1792 home is lovely, but even more importantly, it does such good job of using the Myers' family to illustrate Norfolk's early history, notably the maritime trade but also a glimpse into Jewish life in colonial times and insights into the city's growth and development in the late 19th and early 20th century. When I arrived, the docent was busy finishing a tour with a group outside, so I began by poking around on my own. The signage was fascinating and definitely a notch above the usual. When the docent returned, he offered to answer my questions and showed a remarkable depth of knowledge, no matter what topic I inquired about. I heartily recommend a stop here!

Visited September 2012
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Chicago
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60 attraction reviews
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Ask for a docent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This 1797 Federal style house is located in the Historic Norfolk Freeson District. Admission is free with the option of a free-will donation. Upon entering, guests are given the option of browsing independently or to tour the premis with a docent.....definitely agree to the docent in order to appreciate the history and personal stories that bring that era and the Meyer family alive. The majority of the furnishings are original--some artifacts would go unnoticed without an entertaining guide to ask probing questions and to link the history with the stories of the restsoration. Most notable, the discovery of the original 24 K gold leaf decoration adorning one of the first floor fireplaces, or the priceless Stuart portraits of Mr and Mrs Meyer! The history of the location of the original kitchen in the basement and why it was promptly moved outside and eventually connected to the house by an addition hit home, as I toured the house on one of those over 100 degree days! It was worth every drop of sweat!

Visited July 2012
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Franktown, Virginia, USA
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“Restored Federal Town House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Wonderful original furniture and devoted docents, good restored garden.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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“Step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Tour Moses Myers House along with other Norfolk Historic Houses for a most enjoyable day for locals and visitors alike. City of Norfolk has done an outstanding job linking historic places together with a walking tour.

Visited February 2012
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