Event Calendar

Special Events: 

The museum offers special events throughout the calendar year to include afternoon teas, lectures, literary programs, community partnerships, craft shows, and more. Please check our schedule of events below every few months as it is updated seasonally.

Current Events: 

Beginning April 3rd, stop by for a tour of the museum as we reopen for the season. Check out our membership options, including special rates for students. Looking for a fun way to engage your children in history? Join our children’s membership program. We are always looking for volunteers and interns consider joining our team!
Tickets for our events can now be purchased online!
Please visit http://covatix.com and search for the event to make your purchase. We are looking forward to seeing you this year!
Titanic Tea Sunday, April 14th
2 p.m. & 5 p.m. $30 Members/$35 Not-yet Members
Immerse yourself in the history of this ‘unsinkable’ ship through a commemorative afternoon tea featuring a short lecture, decadent sweets and savories, and period music from a local cellist.
Through the Garden Gate Saturday, April 27th
10 a.m. – Noon $15 Members/$20 Not-yet Members
Join Joshua Weinstein of the Norfolk Tour Company for a guided stroll through the Freemason District, followed by a light picnic in our museum garden. Refreshments are provided; however, guests are welcome to bring their own food items as well.
A Toast to the Twenties Saturday, May 4
7 p.m. -10 p.m. $35 Members & Early Bird/$40 Not-yet Members
Get dolled up, flapper-style and join us for a twenties inspired evening celebrating the 125th birthday of the Hunter House! Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, and a costume contest with cash prizes. Take your best selfies in front of vintage wheels provided by the Tidewater Antique Car Club. Ticket sales start February 22.
Woman’s Suffrage Scavenger Hunt Saturday
May 11th, 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free for all!
Explore Norfolk through the lens of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. Begin your journey at the Slover Library, where instructions can be picked up, and end your quest at the Hunter House Victorian Museum with an open house and light refreshments. Along the way, be sure to use social media to track your progress as you locate each building and document your findings. Participants will receive a pamphlet of information designed by Hunter House interns detailing the history of each building with corresponding photographs and illustrations. Photographs are provided by the Sargent Memorial Room at the Slover Library. This event is fun for the whole family, for a unique date, or as a solo mission. Immerse yourself in local history!
” From Civil War to Gilded Age: U.S. Sailors in the Victorian Era”
Free Lecture Friday, May 17th, 11 a.m.
Join AJ Orlikoff, Museum Educator for the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, as he provides insight into this fascinating subject. Lectures are free of charge. Light refreshments provided.
All events require advance registration and payment.
Please call the museum at (757) 623-9814 or visit covatix.com
for reservations. Payments by check should be remitted to
240 W. Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

A Note on Tea Events: We regret that due to the size and nature of our facility, we are unable to provide accommodations for dietary needs or restrictions. All menus are set for each event and cannot be changed. Should you wish to attend one of our teas and bring your own food from home while partaking in our tea beverage service and event atmosphere, we can offer a discounted price of $15 for such occasions. Please make this request at the time you make your reservations.

Our teas typically include scones with jam or curd, three sweet items, three savory items, and our signature hot tea- Miss Eloise’s afternoon tea, which is a black tea with Jasmine. We do not offer additional tea options as we are not a restaurant or tea house and these special tea programs are designed with set menus. You are welcome to bring tea bags from home if you require decaffeinated options; we are happy to provide you with hot water, sugar, milk, and lemon as needed.

If you have additional questions about our tea menus or service, please call the museum at 623-9814.