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Historic Houses

View from the gardens

The Willoughby-Baylor House, at 601 E. Freemason St., as seen from the garden.

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this building was the long-time home of the Norfolk History Museum. Now we present a mix of art and artifacts. More.

The Moses Myers House

The Moses Myers House at 323 E. Freemason St. Both houses are in the shadow of MacArthur Center.

Moses Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum, offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family. More.


WBH: The Norfolk Rooms
A collection of period artwork, furnishings and silver reflecting our city's history. More.

WBH: Looking Back to the Future
Through the photographs of Carrol H. Walker witness the dramatic transformation of downtown Norfolk. More.

MMH: Adeline's Portal
Beth Lipman's conceptual glass art installation is inspired by Adeline Myers, who lived in the home in the early 1800s. More.

MMH: Moses Myers, Maritime Merchant
This exhibition explores the business of maritime commerce using the life of Moses Myers as an example.

MMH: Barton Myers, Norfolk Visionary
"The First Citizen of Norfolk" had a hand in everything from a world's fair to major industrial and real estate developments.


Open Saturday & Sunday:
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free. School and group tours are available by appointment.

Saturday and Sunday afternoons
Check our Events Calendar for specific times and topics.

Historic Houses
website underwriting
by the family of
T. Parker Host Jr.

Friends of Historic Houses

The Friends of Historic Houses promote community support and interest in the Moses Myers House and the Willoughby-Baylor House.

By helping to create and execute special projects and events, these friends encourage collections conservation, research, and building preservation.

For information on joining this group of historic house advocates, contact Michael Berlucchi at (757) 664-6217.