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Historic Houses

View from the gardens

The Willoughby-Baylor House, as seen from its garden.

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this building at 601 E. Freemason St. is the long-time home of the Norfolk History Museum. It will reopen Aug. 16 and feature a re-imagined mix of art and artifacts.

The Moses Myers House

The Moses Myers House at 323 E. Freemason St.

Moses Myers House

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

Exhibitions and programs

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

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

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.

Historic Houses
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by the estate of
T. Parker Host Jr.