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Address: 331 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510-2419
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A Jewel of a House Museum

On an early Sunday we were, at first, the only guests and beneficiaries of an informal tour by a well informed and interesting staff member. Because the house stayed in family... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Cyclingsanta
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Washington
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Washington
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

On an early Sunday we were, at first, the only guests and beneficiaries of an informal tour by a well informed and interesting staff member. Because the house stayed in family hands for generations there are many original items, including some terrific paintings. The family played a central in the economic and social history of the city and this is... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

this house dates to near the beginning of the existence of substantial residential buildings in a seaside town in Virginia. Its art and artefacts are excellent and diverse, as the port allowed for merchants to bring a variety of goods for sale, as are the docents, and there are many special events esp around holidays.

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1 Thank rustyroohoo
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Thus was the first wealthy jewish family to settle in Norfolk. The house is beautiful and has tons of artifacts and gorgeous furniture. The tour is fun and very educational. Next door is the largest mall in the entire area. So enjoy, shop, eat and learn. Hope this helps David G.

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Merlin
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Restoration of house and original furnishings are amazing. Social and business prominence of a family of a minority religion enlightening.

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1 Thank sabababba
Leicester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This delightfully restored old colonial style building, was the residence of the first Jewish family in Norfolk. He was a successful shipping magnate and the house has been carefully restored, using original furniture and crockery from the era. Dating from about 1795, it has hight ceilings and all three floors can be visited, including sitting room and dining room on... More 

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2 Thank glynn t
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Moses Myers house, built in 1795 was the residence of the first permanent Jewish family in Norfolk. A rare gem, the Myers House is furnished almost completely with items that actually belonged to the family. Knowledgeable gallery hosts take you back in time and help you to walk in the family's shoes. If you love historical houses, the Myers... More 

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1 Thank Beth C
Norfolk, Virginia
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I took the grandkids for the Halloween nighttime tour in the dark and they were so spooked! I'm only mentioning that because the grands now live in San Francisco, so I won't have to worry about creating more of a crowd. The tour is guided and very interesting, as I imagine, are the daytime tours throughout the year. I have... More 

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1 Thank SweetBetsy
Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a beautifully maintained historical house. Wonderful for photography on the outside and learning Norfolk History outside and in. Open Saturday & Sunday Noon-5 p.m.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2015

18th Century home of early Jewish resident of Norfolk. Nice view into domestic life at that time. Near other historic places.

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crittenden,virginia
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I have learned, if you have a chance to go with a guide or do it yourself, always pick the guide, you learn so much more. Our tour was on a Sunday at 1, so had enough time to go to brunch first and then enjoy the tour. Have lived in this area all my life and this was my... More 

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