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  1. Exhibit: "The History of Education"

    April 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - July 31, 2022, 2:00 PM
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    Phillips Dawson House

    Join the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society as they present a new exhibit, "The History of Education," featuring schools and educators spanning the years in Suffolk and old Nansemond County.

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  2. Spring Exhibit: "Threaded: An Invitational Exhibit Showcasing Fiber and Textile Art"

    April 29, 2022, 10:00 AM - June 3, 2022, 5:00 PM
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    Suffolk Art Gallery

    The Suffolk Art Gallery and Suffolk Art League invite you to visit our invitational exhibit, "Threaded: An Invitational Exhibit Showcasing Fiber and Textile Art." Fiber techniques including hook rugs, yarn-bombing, natural dyes, and embroidery will be on display from an eclectic group of artists including: Cheri Babler, Emily Badalamente, Kelsey Brown, Maizelle Brown, Peggy Earl, Asa Jackson, Tanya Rich, and Katherine Wassink.

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  3. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    May 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center

    The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This three-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.

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  4. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    May 21, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center

    See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by! Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.

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  5. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    May 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion

    An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism offers a guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 75-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Participants will meet under the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion.

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  6. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    May 21, 2022, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations required.

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