Our Events

The Hunter House Victorian Museum is not only active on WordPress, but also through many events hosted by the house.  If you are interested in attending an event at the Hunter House please be sure to view our seasonal flyer below.


Spring in Bloom

“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,

Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast

Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems


Historic Freemason Tea

Saturday, April 14th      2 PM & 5 PM               $30 Members/$35 Not-yet members

Join us in as we immerse ourselves in the beauty of 19th century Norfolk with the help of special exhibits staffed by the archivists from the Sargeant Memorial Room at the Slover Library. Enjoy a variety of sweets and savories, with pots of hot tea to top off the experience.


Spring Open House and Craft Fair

Saturday, April 21st      11 AM – 3 PM              Free Admission

Enjoy an open house at the museum while you shop small with a variety of local artisans and crafters. Try your luck at a silent auction of an assortment of items, from tea sets and books to gift certificates from local shops and eateries, with proceeds benefitting the continued restoration of the museum archive. End the day with refreshments for sale in our garden.


A Victorian Kitchen Garden: An Unveiling

Saturday, April 28th      2 PM                Free Admission

We are pleased to announce the unveiling of a new permanent outdoor exhibit: A Victorian Kitchen Garden. Join Girl Scout and Docent Ava as she provides a brief lecture on her work on this special project, followed by a tour of the new exhibit. Light refreshments provided.


Derby Day Tea

Sunday, May 6th           2 PM & 5 PM               $30 Members/$35 Not-yet Members

Place your bets! Don your most elaborate hat to this afternoon tea honoring the traditions of the Kentucky Derby. Weather permitting, this event will be held in the museum garden.


Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration Events

Happy Birthday, Hunter House!

Friday, April 6th            10 AM – 7 PM              Free Admission

Join us for an open house, cake, and a bit of family-friendly bubbly as we spend the day celebrating our thirtieth birthday! Special giveaways and evening entertainment will be offered. Stop by and celebrate with us!


Historic Freemason Walking Tour

Saturday, April 7th        11 AM             Free for Members/$10 Not-yet members

Join longtime docent and neighborhood resident Greta as she takes you on a journey through the past along the cobblestone-lined streets of historic Freemason. Light refreshments provided.


Decoration Day

Sunday, May 27th         11 AM             Free for Members/$10 Not-yet members

Meet us at Elmwood cemetery, the historic Victorian park cemetery wherein the Hunters were laid to rest, to hear a brief lecture on the history of the holiday and help us lay flowers on the beautifully ornate graves throughout the cemetery. Light refreshments provided; feel free to bring your own flowers as desired.


A Spring Evening’s Series

Select Thursdays          7 PM                $10 Members/$15 Not-yet Members

Join us in our parlor for readings, music, and refreshments focused on literary figures and their contribution to 19th century culture.

Thursday, April 19th– Hans Christian Anderson

Thursday, May 17th– Brothers Grimm


Date Night Lecture Series

History lovers: The first Thursday of each month at 6 PM, hear a lecture given by local historians and scholars on 19th century culture and then indulge at a local restaurant for a delicious dinner. Rethink your date night!

Admission to the lectures is free; please make restaurant reservations separately.

Thursday, April 5th– Jackie Spainhour, Museum Director, 19th Century Norfolk

Thursday, May 3rd– Gregory Eatroff, Musings on the Civil War


Please call the museum at to make reservations.

All events require advanced registration.

Hunter House Victorian Museum

240 W. Freemason Street,

Norfolk, VA, 23510

(757) 623-9814