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Built in 1850, Freemason Street Baptist Church is a historic baptist church designed by Thomas Ustick Walter. Made in the Perpendicular Gothic style, the stuccoed brick church also has an octagonal spire on top. Coffee hours are also held after worship time where visitors to the church can meet and interact with locals and other spiritual seekers. Book clubs, interfaith dialogues spiritual retreats and workshops are also organized by the church on a regular basis. One of the best religious sights in the city, Freemason Street Baptist Church is a must-visit for anyone who is in town for a couple of days.
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.
This restored historic house was once home to Norfolk entrepreneur Moses Myers. One of the first brick houses built here after the Revolutionary War, the Moses Myers House today contains a nice collection of original furnishings, family portraits and other works by Thomas Sully. An ongoing restoration of this house continues by the Garden Club of Virginia.
The Legends of Music Walk of Fame, running along Granby Street, is Norfolk's version of the concept Hollywood made famous. The plaques in the sidewalk commemorate the musicians who have called the Hampton Roads region home like Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Brown and Bruce Hornsby. Take a stroll along Granby and see if you can find them all.
Enjoy the latest blockbuster movies at the Regal MacArthur Center Stadium 18. Not only can you watch the latest Hollywood films, but the theater also screens Indian movies occasionally. The adjustable recliner seats ensures patrons are comfortable during the movie viewing experience. Closed captioning devices and descriptive video devices are also available for the visually and hearing impaired. The theater also houses a games room for children. Private screenings for events can also be organized.
Granby Theater is a live music venue and concert hall situated inside a renovated 1915 movie and vaudeville theater. You can catch local bands and unforgettable performances. There is a dress code, so remember to leave those sneakers at home. The Granby Theater is one of Norfolk's best venues for live music and dancing. It's also a great place to host weddings and celebrations for other special occasions. The admission price is minimal and the convivial atmosphere and great food and drinks also make Granby Theater a great place to bring along your date.