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Address: 240 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1221
Phone Number: 757-623-9814
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Amazing house from the past. Furnished with original furnishings.

If you like looking at the inside of the old Victorian homes, you should put this on your list of things to see. Probably best to call ahead to make sure you can get a tour. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
42dave2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you like looking at the inside of the old Victorian homes, you should put this on your list of things to see. Probably best to call ahead to make sure you can get a tour. The guides are great. Parking is the lot beside the house (Formerly a home that Mr. Hunter purchased as a wedding gift for one... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Historical and fun, worth a visit. A lot of stairs so be ware. Staff was friendly and lovely to talk to. Shop is cute and full of feminine tea items.

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Norfolk, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This is a well preserved mansion with a great history. Along with being able to a tour the museum offers great teas and events throughout the year

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A historic Victorian home built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style for Norfolk banker James Wilson Hunter in 1895. The home is decorated and retains a lot of the family period furnishings. The furnishings include medical paraphernalia from the son's profession as a cardiologist and radiologist. Home is open from April--October. THe fee is $5. THe house opened in the later... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is small, but it is quite worth the visit. Docents give an excellent outline of historical events and lifestyles. The gift shop is quaint and might provide an unusual gift item for you.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Interesting tour as we were given information of customs of the time as well as a visual tour. Home is well maintained. Nice way to spend an afternoon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you like touring historic homes in cities you visit, you will certainly enjoy this one. Great tour and beautiful home.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The home is well maintained and attractively furnished in period pieces. And the docents are both friendly and helpful. The surrounding area is lovely with several cobblestone streets. After your visit to this museum, be sure to drive/walk a few blocks to The Pagoda gardens (265 W. Tazwell St) and enjoy the oriental plantings and koi pond. And stop for... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a beautiful home steeped in history. Special programs including teas and holiday events make it even more special.

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Va. Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a lovely house and there are so many planned events that are fun. My granddaughters and I love to go there and I have brought most of my family and friends also. Keep up the good work.

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