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     "Norfolk, VA"
     
     Norfolk, Virginia
     
     
     Best known for the U.S. Naval Base and its fine harbor, Norfolk is home to over a hundred ships and the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, the world's 2nd largest warship. Founded in 1682, Norfolk became one of the largest naval installation areas in the world by an establishment of its Naval Base in 1917. Of historical significance, there is Old St. Paul's Church, the Adam Thoroughgood House, the Douglas MacArthur Memorial in the former 1847 City Hall, the Hunter House Victorian Museum, and Moses Myers House. Explore Norfolk Botanical Gardens or also known as the "Gardens-by-the Sea," containing over 175 acreas of flowers and plants. Also worth visiting are the Hermitage Foundation Museum, the Saclant, the Virginia Zoological Park, and Nauticus, The National Maritime Center.

     Chrysler Museum of Art
     Olney Rd. and W. Virginia Beach Blvd.
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757)664-6200 or 622-2787
     
     The art museum holds art treasures from ancient times, and American and European artworks.

     General Douglas Macarthur Memorial
     City Hall Ave.
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757) 441-2965
     
     The memorial is in the former 1847 city hall and there are nine galleries portraying General Douglas Macarthur's life.

     Hermitage Foundation Museum
     7637 N. Shore Rd., Lafayette River
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757) 423-2052
     
     The museum is known for its collections of Western and Oriental art and carved wood paneling.

     Hunter House Victorian Museum
     240 W. Freemason St.
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757) 623-9814
     
     This 1894 Romanesque mansion displays James Wilson Hunter's Victorian furnishings and a collection of medical memorabilia.

     Moses Myers House
     Freemason and Bank Sts.
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757) 627-2737
     
     This 1792 Georgian house was built for the nation's first millionaires.

     Nauticus, the National Maritime Center
     One Waterside Dr., downtown on the Elizabeth River
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757)664-1000 or (800)664-1080
     
     The center has high-tech exhibits and shows designed to educate visitors of nautical themes.

     Norfolk Botanical Garden
     near the municipal airport
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757) 441-5830
     
     The gardens have 155 acres of space and contains one of the largest collections of flowers on the East Coast.

     Norfolk Naval Base Tours
     9079 Hampton Blvd.
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757)444-7955 or 640-6300
     
     The tours are directed by Navy personnel for 45 minutes on a bus around the base.

     St. Paul's Episcopal Church
     St. Paul's Blvd. and City Hall Ave.
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757) 627-4353
     
     This 1739 church was built on the site of a 1641 church called "The Chapel of Ease."

     Virginia Zoological Park
     3500 Granby St.
     Norfolk, Virginia
     (757) 441-5227
     
     The zoo holds over 300 animals in simulated habitats.

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