The Hunter House Victorian Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, United States is a house museum.Arrange to visit Hunter House Victorian Museum and other attractions in Norfolk using our Norfolk trip itinerary planner.
The house was built in 1894 for the merchant and banker James Wilson Hunter, together with his wife Lizzie Ayer Barnes Hunter and their three children. It was designed and built by the Boston architect W.P. Wentworth in the Richardsonian Romanesque style.
The museum opened in 1988. It includes Victorian furnishings and decorative arts belonging to Hunter's family.
Hunter House Victorian Museum reviews
Nicely decorated for Christmas. A great guided tour - lots of information. Highly recommend to take the guided tour. more »
I have always admired this house from a distance, but when I finally went on one of their guided tours, I was blown away! The docents are very knowledgeable, and the home is incredibly furnished with.... more »
Although relatively small, this home is quite packed with little treasures that reflect the customs and traditions of the Victorian era. The docents did a great job with presenting each room and talking about the generations of the Hunter Family who once occupied it. The home's location isn't too far away from the restaurants and sites of Norfolk; so stopping by for a tour isn't too much of a hassle.
We got a tour from a very kind and informative young woman named Katherine. It was just the two of us so we got her all to ourselves and we were not disappointed with the amount of knowledge shared about the time period. Everything was really different at that time and they do a wonderful job at telling that story.
Plan your trip to Norfolk
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Norfolk
Side trips from Norfolk
Hidden gems in Norfolk
Nearby attractions in Norfolk
Museums in Norfolk
Trips to Hunter House Victorian Museum by other users
15 days in Alexandria & Norfolk BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Alexandria Norfolk 15 days in Norfolk BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Back Country Safari Tours Off-Road Tours Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum 33 days in Williamsburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Water Country USA College of William & Mary Colonial Williamsburg 21 days in Norfolk BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Elizabeth River Trail Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus Nauticus 60 days in Virginia Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Fort Story Jetty Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Navy Seal Monument 16 days in Norfolk BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Colonial Williamsburg Yorktown Battlefield Busch Gardens Williamsburg