North Virginia Beach Tour (Self Guided), Virginia Beach

The northern area of Virginia Beach boasts a number of different attractions for the visitor. You can see historical sights such as old cottages and colonial style homes, some of which have been transformed into house museums. There are also a great antique shop and a Cinema Cafe. Take our tour to see the best spots in this part of town.
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North Virginia Beach Tour Map

Guide Name: North Virginia Beach Tour
Guide Location: USA » Virginia Beach (See other walking tours in Virginia Beach)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Gregory's Catholic Church
  • Rosewood Memorial Park
  • Cinema Cafe
  • The Statue of Grace Sherwood
  • Lynnhaven House
St Gregory's Catholic Church

1) St Gregory's Catholic Church

This church is the largest Catholic Church in the entire region. This large edifice typifies the American style of Catholic Church that differs noticeably from those in the rest of the world.
Rosewood Memorial Park

2) Rosewood Memorial Park

The Rosewood Memorial Park is full of beautiful monuments for the visitor to admire. This beautiful cemetery is very well kept, and makes for an interesting place in which to walk around in.
Cinema Cafe

3) Cinema Cafe

If you like watching a movie while you eat your dinner, you will definitely enjoy the Cinema Café. Here there is a huge choice of delicious meals you can enjoy while you watch movies right from your seat.
The Statue of Grace Sherwood

4) The Statue of Grace Sherwood

The statue of Grace Sherwood, also known as the Witch of Pungo, is probably the most famous monument in Virginia Beach. In 1698, Grace Sherwood was said to be guilty of bewitching somebody's crops. She was the last person known to have been convicted of witchcraft in Virginia. She was imprisoned and tortured. In fact, she was not a witch but a good woman who loved animals. She was also considered a special healer in her time, hence the statue’s location near a hospital.
Lynnhaven House

5) Lynnhaven House (must see)

The Lynnhaven House, which was built circa 1725, is an example of 18th century Tidewater Virginia vernacular architecture. Although it was founded by the Thelaball family, it is sometimes referred to as the Boush House or the Wishart House. The house was given the name the Lynnhaven House due to its close proximity to the Lynnhaven River, which flows on the same property. Now, it is located on five and a half acres.

This house reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family. Behind the historic house lies a small cemetery with plots that date back to the American Revolutionary War.

The 18th century home has had very few changes made throughout the years and is estimated to still have 85% of its original materials intact, which makes it one of the country's best-preserved buildings from that time period.

The Lynnhaven House is listed as part of the United States National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Create Your Own Walk in Virginia Beach

Create Your Own Walk in Virginia Beach

Creating your own self-guided walk in Virginia Beach is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Virginia Beach Cultural Venues

Virginia Beach Cultural Venues

Virginia Beach has plenty to enjoy for art lovers visiting the city. The area nearest the coastline is of particular interest, as a number of heritage landmarks are located in this old part of the city. There are also many contemporary art galleries, museums and monuments around the city that highlight the cultural aspects of Virginia Beach. Take our Cultural Tour to see the best art spots in the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Oceanfront Walk

Oceanfront Walk

The Oceanfront part of Virginia Beach, replete with various attractions, is undoubtedly the prime area of interest for the city tourists. Apart from the beach itself, of course, it houses a number of museums and several historic landmarks well worth checking out. Take this Oceanfront orientation walk and see for yourself.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles