Norfolk-Portsmouth

A visual tour of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia

Norfolk-Portsmouth

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, also known as “The Big Stick,” steams down the Elizabeth River.U.S. Navy

Norfolk-Portsmouth

The Lightship Portsmouth was built in 1915. She served for 48 years off the coasts of Virginia, Delaware and Massachusetts and is now a museum on the Portsmouth waterfront.Virginia Tourism Corporation

Norfolk-Portsmouth

This is the other Medal of Honor winner, that Norfolk has memorialized in bronze. Sgt. William Carney was born in Norfolk but fought for the Union in the Civil War. Douglas MacArthur won the same medal during World War II.Virginia Tourism Corporation

Norfolk-Portsmouth

The Freemason District contains some of the major historical sites in Norfolk.. Among the many museums and history centers here are the Moses Myers House, Norfolk History Museum, and Hunter House Victorian Museum.Virginia Tourism Corporation

Norfolk-Portsmouth

Todd Jurich's Bistro is the award-winning-est restaurant in downtown Norfolk, Just across the street from Nauticus, it has won 18 Golden Fork awards and several other culinary honors.Virginia Tourism Corporation

Norfolk-Portsmouth

With deployments in support of two wars, the carrier berths are often empty nowadays.U.S. Navy

Norfolk-Portsmouth

The Nauticus maritime museum is also home to the battleship USS Wisconsin, on display to the public.Nauticus

Norfolk-Portsmouth

The Rennaissance Portsmouth Hotel is an important area conference center and overlooks the Elizabeth River.Virginia Tourism Corporation