About Us


Our Mission StatementThe Hunter House Victorian Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 historic house museum with a mission to tell the human stories of late 19th and early 20th century life through the lens of the everyday experiences and collections of the Hunter Family, their staff, and their local community in order to foster a commitment to preserving local heritage, inspire an appreciation for the broader historical narrative, and reach diverse communities through inclusive, accessible, educational, and innovative programming.

We accomplish this mission by offering guided tours of the facility, educational programs, and special events throughout the year. Please view our Calendar of Events to stay updated on our seasonal special programming. If you would like to receive our latest special events mailer, please e-mail hhvm1894@gmail.com or phone 757-623-9814 and leave your request.

Murder Mystery
Murder Mystery Special Event

Educational groups of all ages and scouting groups are always welcome. Please see the Group and Educational Tours section.


In the effort to protect and preserve the museum’s collection of architecture, decorative arts and furnishings we respectfully request no food or drinks and no strollers. We regret that due to the architecture and nature of our museum we are not handicap accessible.


At the end of your tour, please plan to visit the Museum Shop. We offer an array of museum-themed souvenirs, tea-time items, and more. Cash, personal check, and credit cards are all accepted in the shop.


The Hunter House Victorian Museum is located in the Freemason Historic District; the District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


While visiting in the Historic District you will be close to several other historic and cultural sites as well as unique eateries and shopping, including delectable eats on Granby Street and in the Freemason neighborhood.


Please, visit with us soon. We are happy to provide additional information and recommendations to make your visit to Norfolk even more enjoyable.