Touring Historical Homes in Hampton Roads This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to explore Hampton Roads and check out some of the grand historic homes in the area. Take a walk through some of the lovely neighborhoods in these cities to see houses that have stood the test of time.

  • Norfolk. This city has the Allmand-Archer House, the Moses Myers House and the Taylor-Whittle House. Visitors can also tour neighborhoods like Ghent, Ballentine Place, Chesterfield Heights, Colonial Place, Park Place and Riverview to view ornate and formal construction home styles.
  • Portsmouth. The Hill House is just one of the houses where viewers can see fine examples of yesterday's architecture. Communities like Olde Towne, Park View, Port Norfolk and downtown also have historic homes.
  • Virginia Beach. Although this metro area is newer than some older cities, it does have the Adam Thoroughgood House, one of America's oldest brick houses.
  • Suffolk. Riddick's Folly is a house built in the Greek Revival style and dates back to 1837. One of the oldest homes in the city is the Historic Prentiss House. Godwin-Knight House was built in 1780. Historic homes may also be found in Chuckatuck, Driver, Holland, Somerton, West End and Whaleyville.
  • Hampton. The Pheobus Historic District, Pasture Point Historic District and the downtown area are some of the areas where historic homes can be seen in Hampton.
  • Newport News. Two neighborhoods with homes built around the 1920s include Historic Hilton Village and Historic North End/Huntington Heights. Visitors can also view Lee Hall Mansion, Endview Plantation, Matthew Jones House, James A. Fields House and the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center.

Enjoy peeking at historic homes in Hampton Roads as you're reminded why people have chosen to live in southeastern Virginia for so many years.

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