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
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 »
Loved the “Wedding Dresses on Parade” exhibit! The gowns and accompanying photographs were fabulous. Our docent Gloria told us “extra” stories about the dresses. Dr. Hunter's medical items on... 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.
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