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“Interesting history”

Hunter House Victorian Museum
Ranked #31 of 75 things to do in Norfolk
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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.

1  Thank Lisa R
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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 a meal/snack/drink at the The Pagoda Restaurant & Tea House.

3  Thank Gene K
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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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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.

1  Thank Jeanne B
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Take a peek into the lives of the affluent Hunter family. This family lived in the real world, but a world of details. All of the details of the home were for convenience or to prove the wealth of the occupants.
The guides were informative and exhuded "southern charm". If asked a question they we unable to answer, they didn't attempt to evade the question, but instead, discussed possibilities. What a refreshing idea!
The staff were warm and inviting as was the house itself. The house is much like I would imagine it to be when it was commissioned for Mr. Hunter, his wife, son and two daughters. None of the children married. Without an heir, the last surviving child donated the house as a museum before her death in her eighties.
This house was a family home, not a museum and it shows. The furnishings are everyday things you would find in a home during the Victorian era.
The entire historic district is easily walked and a walking tour guide is available at the museum.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, I was disappointed that we were only shown two floors. I understand there is also a basement, third floor and attic.
The home is in need of some repairs and the funds from tours will only pay a portion of what is needed. It would be a shame to lose such a authentic piece of Victorian history.

4  Thank Karen G
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