Olde Towne Portsmouth's historic district has over 300 homes over 100 years old.
Portsmouth's Waterfront Gateway is steps to dining, shopping and museums.
The newly expnded Children's Museum of Virginia is filled with pure imagination.
Portsmouth offers a number of signature events throughout the year.
Stop by the Portsmouth Visitor Informaton Center or Starboards for local information.
Still standing is the original downtown intersection that the city's founder, Col. William Crawford, dedicated to public use - one corner each for a church, a market, a courthouse, and a jail. In fact, Trinity Episcopal Church on the southwest corner - founded in 1762 - still rings its bells across the street from the 1846 Courthouse that now serves as a museum.
With six districts listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places, it's no wonder why Portsmouth is so rich in history.
Here's just a sampling of what you can see when you visit Olde Towne Portsmouth in historic Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Local artists offer a wide selection of art in several studios and galleries including the Visual Arts Center at TCC.
Portsmouth's landmark Commodore Theatre features first run movies and dinner.
Four museums all within walking distance from the Children's Museum of Virginia.
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Colonel William Crawford brings Portsmouth's history to life with his walking tour through Olde Towne.
Entertainment including theatre productions and concerts during the year.
nTelos Wireless Pavilion provides a unique venue for concerts on the water and listening to music under the stars.
Portsmouth: Virginia's Quaint Historic Seaport
Olde Towne Portsmouth features a scenic waterfront, upscale dining, a plethora of antique and boutique shops, and the largest collection of historic homes between Olde Towne Alexandria, Va., and Charleston, S.C. The area north of High Street has been listed as the Olde Towne Historic District and is mainly residential. The style of the buildings vary by time period, with many Federal and Greek Revival houses located south and just north of High Street. As the turn of the 20th century, the Revival styles, such as Classical Renaissance, Gothic and Romanesque were incorporated into the construction of homes. However, it is during the Reconstruction period that Portsmouth built its grand churches, which dominate its skyline.
Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia
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