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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Address: 240 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1221
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+1 757-623-9814
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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A step back in time

Wonderful, authentic historic home with nice, knowledgable docents. Old fireplaces galore -- even on stair landing! Nice little gift shop. Interesting family history -- several... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2016
Norfolk, VA
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Norfolk, VA
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Wonderful, authentic historic home with nice, knowledgable docents. Old fireplaces galore -- even on stair landing! Nice little gift shop. Interesting family history -- several children and none married, if I recall correctly. This is a pleasant hour long activity to add if you are in downtown Norfolk's historic area.

Thank Justwo
North Carolina
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Walked through for a tour with my husband and my parents. While we there, we got a small bonus! On Fridays they have a guest speaker. This Friday a gentleman from a local tattoo shop came and spoke on 19th century tattoos and the history. It was pretty neat! We had tea and scones. Both are available in the gift... More 

Thank melindabmauney
Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

wonderful way to get the real observable history of this area with excellent guides and art always on view

Thank rustyroohoo
Clifton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Visited here with group of friends to see the Victorian era home. The guides were very knowledgeable and brought the house to life with their stories of this house and the family that owned it. Check the website for their times and the availability of tea. The food was excellent - scones, breads, sandwiches, fruit, pastries.

Thank steveClifton_VA
Williamsburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank 42dave2015
Chesapeake, Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank Racquelle S
Norfolk, VA
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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

Thank Ann G G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank annrawlingsmd
Norfolk, Virginia
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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

Thank queen2king

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