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The Norfolk Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Norfolk, Virginia. Chartered in 1682, Norfolk is one of the oldest communities in the United States and one of the country's most important port cities.

The Norfolk Historical Society sponsors a variety of educational and preservation projects. Membership is open to all who are interested in Norfolk's history. They also receive advance notice and free or reduced admission to a variety of events and lectures sponsored by the society.


City Hall 1907 Norfolk VA

Historic Resources

Information on the history of Norfolk.

Revolutionary War Militia


Events that include historic re-enactments and lectures help bring history to life.


Picture of Robert Taylor

Norfolk Highlights 1584-1881

Book writen by George Tucker for the Norfolk Historical Society.

Louis Guy Lecture Series

Local historic lecture held the second Wendsday of each month on topics resated to local history.


Enterence to Fort Norfolk

Historic Fort Norfolk

Learn about Fort Norfolk. This fort was used during the War of 1812 and the Civil War.


Historic Forrest . Com

Web Site with local history.


For more information, please contact:

The Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, VA 23508-0367

or e-mail

The Norfolk Historical Society is certified as a tax-exempt, public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and gifts are tax-deductible.