St. Paul's dates back to 1739, making it one of the oldest original colonial buildings in Norfolk, but the history of the parish goes back even farther than that. Today, visitors to the church can still see a cannonball that was lodged there in 1776. The church also houses some historic grave sites dating back to the 17th Century.
Adam Thoroughgood House is known for being one of the oldest homes around town. Named after the native community leader, the house was built in 1680 by his grandson. The medieval cottage is an adorable sight with its typical English facades and quaint interiors.
Ensconced in a quaint corner of Ghent, the Granby Street is a bustling avenue that is flanked by numerous restaurants and shopping outlets. Apart from being a food and shopping junction, the street has also turned into an entertainment zone thanks to the various bars and clubs that line the street. The Granby Street plays host to various local events and processions including the New Years' Eve celebrations that take place here. Several locals and tourists head to the Granby to attend these events.
This 83-foot tall granite statue is a wonderful memorial to one of the principle defenders of American civil liberties, Martin Luther King. The base of the monument is inscribed with his most significant quotes. It is one of the tallest monuments of its kind in the United States and it well worth a visit. Only street parking is available.
The Cape Henry Memorial is a vivid reminder of every individual of the first landfall in Virginia Beach. The colonists of the Jamestown settlement alighted on April 26, 1607 and started to explore the local scene. It was these colonists who named the cape and fixed a cross at the spot. This is a testament to the many battles, a remembrance of the colonists passing by and the spirit of the local community and people.
Constructed in 1932, this eye-catching Art Deco edifice was originally built to serve as a post office as well as a courthouse. The facility's dual function continued until 1984, when the post office moved to a separate facility, and the structure was renamed Walter E. Hoffman United States Courthouse. The four-story structure is notable with architecture enthusiasts for being in the shape of a trapezoid.
Dominion Tower is an iconic 26-story building, one of the tallest in the city, and stands sentinel on the banks of the Elizabeth River. The building is mainly used for offices and also houses a restaurant, wine shop, and cafe. Dominion Tower offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the river. Because it is conveniently situated in downtown Norfolk, amenities like shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues are all easily accessible.