See places occupied or visited by The Marquis de Lafayette, General Cornwallis, Benedict Arnold, Billy Flora, James Armistead Lafayette, Mark Twain, and Andrew Jackson. This walk tells the history and describes the architecture of Olde Towne homes, with a smattering of bawdy songs and colonial culture thrown in for your amusement!
George Washington never slept here--but Cornwallis, Benedict Arnold, James Armistead Lafayette, Billy Flora, Henry Clay, Chief Black Hawk, Mark Twain, and Andrew Jackson did! Our walks are designed specifically for students and can be tailored to age group and topic. History didn't just happen-IT HAPPENED HERE!
Did you know the first African American double agent, James Armistead Lafayette operated in Portsmouth? Or that William "Billy" Flora, hero of the Battle of Great Bridge, was a well-respected Portsmouth citizen and business owner? Or that Portsmouth was a stop on the Underground Railroad? Meet the Heroes and hear the history that influenced the lives of African Americans here.