Things To Do

in olde towne

There’s plenty to do and see around Olde Towne. No need to drive – you can park your car and take your own viewing tour of landmarks, museums, public art, and much more.



Don’t forget your camera while you explore. Murals, sculptures, waterfront skyline views, and historic buildings await.


Children’s Museum of Virginia

A place where children’s imaginations and feet can wander, exploring this bite sized world of wonder.

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Arts & Culture

Spend some time with the local artists offering up music and a variety of handmade wares.

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Commodore Theatre

Have dinner and a movie in this restored 1945 Art Deco style cinema with tableside service and stadium style seating.

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On the Water

Take the ferry to a Tides game or park your boat along one of the marinas, where you can soak up the water views.



Established in 1752, Olde Towne has many interesting monuments and landmarks that reflect the historic importance of the city as well as our rich maritime past.

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Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

Located on the banks of the Elizabeth River in downtown Portsmouth, the Pavilion is only a few steps away from great chef-owned restaurants, making your evening even more memorable.

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Historic Museums

Step back into history and explore the culture and heritage of our region.

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Walk in History

Herringbone brick sidewalks and granite curbs line the largest collection of period homes from Alexandria to Charleston.

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Weekend Events

Buy some antiques at the flea market, stock up on some fresh produce, and enjoy a concert in the courtyard this weekend.

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