Virginia Historic Garden Week

Norfolk Botanical Garden
232 East Main St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Norfolk City
Phone: (800) 368-3097

DAY 1 - Wednesday

Late Afternoon: Delight in a guided tour of Rowena's Tea Room Factory and Gift Shop. Rowena's is filled with almond and lemon pound cakes, and much more. Tour the pound cake factory where you will be guided behind the scenes.

P.M. - Stroll through 5,000 years of art history at the Chrysler Museum of Art, home to Walter Chrysler Jr.'s world-class collection of more than 30,000 pieces of art.

Dinner - Enjoy dinner at the Freemason Abbey Restaurant and Tavern, a restaurant located in a 135 year-old renovated church in the Freemason Harbour area of Norfolk. Enjoy a famous waffle cone from Doumar's Restaurant where Abe Doumar invented the waffle cone by taking a waffle and rolling it into a cone, to which he added ice cream.

DAY 2 - Thursday

A.M. Visit the Hermitage Foundation Museum, this early 20th century historic home appears frozen in time, offering visitors an extraordinary trip through antiquity.

Afternoon: Enjoy lunch on the water at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club which excludes a charming and regal atmosphere that is reminiscent of Virginia's southern hospitality. Then spend the afternoon at Norfolk Home & Garden Tour.
Visit six beautiful homes and gardens on the water of Meadowbrook and Algonquin Park. Picket fences, verdant flowerbeds, and worn brick paths take the place of sidewalks in this secluded haven.

Dinner: Located in downtown Norfolk, Omar's Carriage House is sure to please! This historic site in Norfolk was built in the early 1840's, when the patrons then were horses.

Performance Starts at 7:30p

Spend the evening with Chanticleer; Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker magazine, this Grammy Award-winning "orchestra of voices" is hailed for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass.

A.M. Take a fun-filled boat ride at Norfolk Botanical Garden and explore the waterways or stroll the gardens and discover a variety of plants from the cultivated to the wild.

Lunch: Shop till you drop at MacArthur Center with over 70 retailers anchored by Nordstrom and Dillard's.

Experience the Victorian Era inside the Hunter House Victorian Museum, explore the Hunter family's collection of Victorian

Visit the Moses Myers House in downtown Norfolk, the oldest Jewish home in America, constructed between 1795-1797.

Dinner: Journey through Norfolk by experiencing a Historical Ghent Food Tour. Visit up to five restaurants and sample house specialties.

Last Updated: 11/6/2013 10:01 AM