Haunts in the City

Norfolk's Waterfront
232 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Norfolk City
Phone: (800) 368-3097
Melissa Hopper mhopper@visitnorfolktoday.com
Website www.visitnorfolktoday.com

Day 1

Start your haunted trip with a walking or tram tour at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The garden is a 155 acre garden with over forty themed gardens and a 12 mile walking path.

Are you brave enough to walk through a graveyard at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and visit the past? Built in 1739, the church is the only colonial-era building in Norfolk to survive the many wars the city has seen.

Then head off for dinner at Freemason Abbey, which has been converted into a restaurant. Built in 1873 the Abby was built in the city's Freemason section.

Day 2

After breakfast start your day walking on the decks of the largest and last battleship, Battleship Wisconsin. Then explore Nauticus, a fun and exciting interactive science and technology center and explore the power of the sea. Discover the Hampton Roads Naval Museum where you will be introduced to over 200 years of naval activity in Hampton Roads.

Enjoy an afternoon cruise aboard the Victory Rover Naval Base Cruise and view the world's largest naval base, Naval Station Norfolk by water! This two-hour narrated cruise is the newest and fastest way to see destroyers, frigates, nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers at the base.

Journey through Norfolk by experiencing a Historical Ghent Food Tour. Visit up to five restaurants and sample house specialties while listening to the staff discuss the culinary creations and history of their restaurant and food.

Day 3

The paranormal adventure continues with a walking tour of Norfolk past some of downtown's most haunted places. The Norfolk Pagoda, the Blessing Gate arch is a landmark that promises good fortune to all who pass under it. Head to the Wells Theatre, opened in 1913 as the crown jewel of the Wells Brothers' Beaux Arts theaters. Then stroll over to MacArthur Center, Norfolk's downtown mall, for a little shopping and lunch. Then is back to the ghost hunt with The Moses Myers House Prominent.

Enjoy a great dinner at Omar's Carriage House. This historic site in Norfolk was built in the early 1840's, when the patrons then were horses. Savor fresh jumbo lump crab cakes and succulent potato crisp flounder at Omar's contemporary bistro.

Day 4

On your way home stop in Newport News, Virginia travel to Endview Plantation, where you will see video and listen to actual electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) recordings from investigations conducted by RTL Paranormal, a local paranormal investigation group.

Last Updated: 4/10/2014 11:50 AM