Welcome to Portsmouth, Virginia.

Founded in 1752, Colonel William Crawford planned a town for the ages with a main thoroughfare fit for a King and naming it High Street.  Olde Towne boasts the largest collection of antique homes between Charleston, South Carolina and Alexandria, Virginia. As one of America’s most historic naval seaports, Olde Towne includes both the oldest operating US Naval Hospital and the first operational dry dock facility in the US – the Gosport Shipyard, and also holds the proud distinction of being an official US Coast Guard City.

Shop. Dine. Stay a while.

The Olde Towne experience has been treasured for over 250 years by visitors the world over. Today, Olde Towne visitors will discover a unique collection of fine antique shops, artists run galleries and one-of-a-kind specialty stores, enjoy excellent dining, both indoors and out in one of our many fine restaurants and pubs. Relax in exquisite riverfront lodging or book an intimate room in a quaint Olde Towne bed & breakfast. You will also want to take in a movie at the renowned Commodore Theatre and a riverside concert at the N’Telos Pavilion. Discover for yourself what Olde Towne has to offer by visiting us soon!

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Annual Scottish Walk
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Discover unique shops in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia
Discover unique shops in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia