Comfort Inn Olde Town
347 Effingham St
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone: (757) 397-7788
Fax: (757) 397-7873
The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth or the Naval Hospital Portsmouth, was constructed by architect John Haviland in 1827. This hospital is known to be the oldest operational hospital in the Navy medical system and is a nationally-recognized center for healthcare services, research and education.
When touring Portsmouth, a visit to the Visitor's Center will prove useful and even profitable. They not only provide you valuable information on the various sights and eateries but also tickets for tours like the Carrie B Harbor Tour. Get the "land and sea" ticket and you'll also get tickets to the Olde Towne Trolley Tour. Visit the Hill House, shop on High Street, there's a lot to explore. The handy Visitors brochures here are of great help when on the move. Then of course there is the souvenir shop for gifts to take back to family and friends home.
A world-class, state-of-the art repair and refit yacht yard, indoor dry storage facility, and marina complex that provides a wide variety of services, such as slip sizes ranging from 35 feet to 65 feet and 1,000 feet of linear dockage to accommodate yachts up to 400+ feet in length.
Virginia's largest and most recognized marina facility, this full service marina provides many services and amenities, such as 350 slips, yacht brokerage, a ships store, a floating swimming pool, restaurant, laundry facilities, and complete repair services.
This full service boating center provides services such as brokerage, dry storage, slips, and travel lifts.
Part of the Nauticus Maritime Center, the USS Wisconsin came to Norfolk in 2000. The ship is over 60 years old, first launched in 1943, and is one of the largest battleships ever built by the US Navy. Children and history buffs especially love it, and docents are placed in various spots on board to answer any questions about the ship's colorful history.
Nestled close to the southern bank of Norfolk, Owen B. Pickett United States Custom House houses the offices of custom services. Established in 1852, the structure was designed by Ammi Burnham Young, who drew influences from Palladian architecture. The Custom House in Norfolk won the Norfolk Design Award for its magnificent facade in 2001; following which it was renamed, commemorating Owen B. Pickett, a Democratic member of the U.S house of Representatives from Virginia.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, on the waterfront, Town Point Park host scores of events throughout the year. Events include the Friday-after-work concert series, Harborfest, Town Point Jazz and Blues Festival, and the ever popular Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival. The park is situated adjacent to the Waterside Festival Marketplace.
Apart from the internationally recognized port, which is known to be one of the busiest in the world, Norfolk has a lot for tourists to explore. The financial hub of Southeast Virginia, Norfolk is also very rich in history. Find out the story each tourist sight has to tell, ask the knowledgeable staff in the Visitors Center to guide you. After you have gathered enough information, pick up your back pack, enough cash and lots of energy and you'll be on your way.
Situated right near the waterfront in Downtown Norfolk lies this beautiful two-story pagoda, a gift from Taiwan in the early 1980s to honor Virginia's commercial ties with Taiwan. Formally known as the Marine Observation Tower, the pagoda also stands as the centerpoint of the Oriental gardens that surround it. In the gardens, visitors will find traditional features like an arched bridge, cherry trees and waterfalls. A perfect location for a pleasant day outdoors in Norfolk.
Start off your journey on Norfolk's Civil War Trail at the VisitNorfolk office, where you'll pick up the map that will guide you through Norfolk's Civil War history. This trail passes through many historic sites in the city that played a role in the Civil War. On your self-guided tour you will pass through Fort Norfolk, the Black Civil War Memorial and Freemason District, among other points of historical interest. A perfect and educational outing for a day out in Norfolk.
Downtown Norfolk is the real heartbeat of the city. Downtown, visitors will find all kinds of attractions, from museums to theaters, boutiques, restaurants, bars and a beautiful waterfront view. Make sure Downtown is on your list when you visit Norfolk. It's hard to miss!