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Strengthening Norfolk's future by preserving its past.

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  • Learn about our rich history of our city and our region.

  • Support and participate in the preservation of our shared history.


Upcoming Events

All future events including the Guy Tucker lecture series have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Our Vision

The Norfolk Historical Society is a community-supported organization that provides broad opportunities to learn about and participate in the rich and diverse history of the Norfolk, Virginia area.

Our Mission 

The Norfolk Historical Society, both by itself and in partnership with other organizations, shall actively promote the collection, interpretation, and preservation of  Norfolk, Virginia area history through educational programs, preservation support, community awareness, and advocacy.

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We welcome you to contact us!  The Norfolk Historical Society maintains space at Historic Fort Norfolk (c. 1810).  We are also available via mail, e-mail, and social media.


Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23508


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

(757) 754-2004


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