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May 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - September 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
This exhibit features photos, designs, and memorabilia from weddings through the years.
July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
Exhibit of artwork by John Alan Stock, winner of the Suffolk Art League's 2018 Juried Exhibition. Stock works in a variety of collage techniques.
August 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This four-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.
August 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
August 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by.
Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.
August 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whaleyville Community Center
The Suffolk Division of Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Public Library and the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society, will be hosting a community meet-ups to gather information for a new Suffolk African-American Heritage Trail initiative. This project will help trace the history of African-Americans in Suffolk and old Nansemond County from its early roots through today. We are seeking local stories and photos about area landmarks, people and historic events. Everyone is invited to participate in this two sessions at Whaleyville Community Center on August 28.
August 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
August 30, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism offers a guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more.
August 30, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center
A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations required.