Shore Excursion Details

Art & History

DETAILS

  • 31/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Explore two spectacular attractions whose locations in Norfolk may seem odd until you learn of their connections to the city. A panoramic drive through Norfolk will set the stage for your historical immersion, as you will pass the city’s sole colonial-era building and travel through the Freemason District, home to numerous pre-Civil War structures. A stop at the MacArthur Memorial will reveal much about the military career of the famed General Douglas MacArthur. His remains are interred in the memorial, a fitting final resting place as MacArthur’s family roots on his mother’s side were in Norfolk. Walter P. Chrysler, son the founder of the Chrysler Corporation, also had deep ties to Norfolk, as it was his wife’s hometown. They moved their vast collection of mostly 20th-century art there in 1971 and as you will discover, it is magnificent. While browsing the Chrysler Museum, you may see Tiffany glass and paintings by Matisse, Picasso and their contemporaries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain an understanding of General Douglas MacArthur’s career at his namesake memorial.
  • Browse the world-class collection of art work in the Chrysler Museum.
  • Drive through Norfolk’s most historical and architecturally significant districts.


HELPFUL HINTS

  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes minimal walking and is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Shopping

Activity Level:

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  • 1
    Easy
  • 2
    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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