Welcome to Olde Towne
One of America’s Most Historic seaport Cities
One visit to Olde Towne Portsmouth and you’ll be hooked. Amble along the famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Take in some art. Eat at one of the delightful restaurants. Choose from a wide variety of fine, casual and family dining establishments with many offering outdoor seating. Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making it the perfect place to spend a day.
Walk along the seawall and take in some of the best views across the Elizabeth River. Perfect for a morning run, a walk with the dog, or lunch with a breeze.
Along the boardwalk, the Lovework statue is one of the latest additions to Olde Towne’s public art displays. Take a picture of it, in it, or on it! love it? Virginia IS for lovers!
Stay in one of the historic B&Bs or enjoy a walking tour through history with the largest collection of period homes between Alexandria & Charleston.
Portsmouth’s only luxurious waterfront hotel, complete with skyline views, easy ferry access, and only blocks away from bustling downtown.
Where you can dine, shop, and more! A variety of restaurants and shops line every block, where there’s something for everyone.
Enjoy fine dining in the main auditorium or classic stadium seating in this restored 1945 Art Deco style motion picture theatre.
Children’s Museum of Virginia
Virginia’s largest children’s museum is right here in Olde Towne! Enjoy the multistory freedom of discovering, learning, and playing all in one place.
Elizabeth River Ferry
Skip the traffic and take the ferry to and from Harbor Park and Norfolk’s Waterside District. Hop on and leave your parking worries behind.
This 6,500-seat pavilion-style performance venue hosts the biggest names in entertainment, such as Janet Jackson, Phish, The Avett Brothers, and James Brown.
Multiple marinas line the waterfront where you can dock, stay, and maintain your vessel during your time in Olde Towne.
History & Charm
Olde Towne boasts the largest collection of period homes between Charleston, South Carolina and Alexandria, Virginia. As one of America’s most historic naval seaports, Olde Towne includes both the oldest operating Naval Hospital and the first operational dry dock facility in the U.S. – the Gosport Shipyard. Portsmouth also holds the proud distinction of being an official U.S. Coast Guard City, designated in 2009.
In the Heart
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In the Heart
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Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA