GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
• Smoking of any type during tours is prohibited.
Advance reservations are required for all tours. Payment is required at time of reservation.
TOUR DESCRIPTIONS AND DATES
Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour
This tour may involve walking.
Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk
Great Dismal Swamp National
Wildlife Refuge "Swamp Safari"
The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. Despite its foreboding moniker, the Great Dismal Swamp is one of few remaining American wildernesses and is home to the black bear, bobcats, rare plants, snakes, and river otters. It is the largest intact remnant of a vast habitat that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Especially attractive to birders and nature lovers. the Great Dismal Swamp boasts 200 species of birds, frogs, lizards, salamanders, yellow-bellied and spotted turtles. Despite its impressive size and age, the Great Dismal Swamp remains a mystery to most people. Its thick forests protect its wildlife and ward off intruders. But for those who venture in, the Dismal Swamp shelters a wealth of history and lore, flora, and fauna. One of Suffolk's most popular attractions, narrated Swamp Safaris fill up quickly. The tour is led by a biologist specializing in the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation, and wildlife with this adventure that includes a stop at Lake Drummond.
Departs at 9:30am. This bus tour is approximately 4 hours.
This tour involves walking. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended (flip flops and other exposed footwear is not recommended). Snack and water provided.
Fee: $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 8-12.
Not recommended for children under 8.
May 9 | May 13 | May 27 | May 31
June 6 | June 10 | June 24
July 8 | July 18 | July 22
August 1 | August 15 | August 19 | August 29
September 2 | September 12 | September 16 | September 26 | September 30
October 14 | October 25
November 4 | November 8 | November 18 | November 22
December 2 | December 6 | December 16 | December 27 | December 30
Participants must be at least 10 years of age or older. Participants must be at least 10 years of age or older. Participants 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Participants are encouraged to bring a snack and bottled water.
Great Dismal Swamp's Lake Drummond Kayak Excursion
Nansemond River at Constant Wharf Park Kayak ExcursionLocated on the Nansemond River, John Constant founded this important trading center and village known as Constant's Warehouse, which would become the Town of Suffolk in 1742.
June 21 | August 16
Bennett's Creek Kayak Excursion
Lone Star Lakes Kayak Excursion
July 19 | November 15
Great Dismal Swamp's Washington
Ditch Boardwalk Nature Stroll
Great Dismal Swamp's Underground
Railroad Pavilion Tour
The Great Dismal Swamp has long been known for its impenetrability, as a place where travelers could easily lose their way. Yet in the early centuries of American history, many of the people who vanished into the swamp were lost by their own choice. The swamp was a sanctuary for thousands of fugitive African American slaves. For more information, visit the Great Dismal Swamp website at: www.fws.gov/refuge/Great_Dismal_Swamp/
Cedar Hill Cemetery Guided Stroll
May 11 | May 30 | June 7 | July 13 | August 10 | August 29
Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery
Hometown Heroes Walking Tour
September 19 | October 17 | November 21
Riddick's Folly House Museum
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
Self-Guided Walking Tour of
Historic Downtown Suffolk
Stop by the Suffolk Visitor Center for a free self-guided walking tour brochure of Main Street, featuring over 40 historic sites, including:
• Old Post Office (1785)
• Nansemond County Courthouse (1839)
• Suffolk Christian Church (1891)
• St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1895)
• Main Street Methodist Church (1916)
• Suffolk High School (1922)
• First Baptist Church (1957)
• Mr. Peanut (Character Corner)