Tickets for Our February 22nd and 29th African American History Walk Now Available at the Portsmouth Visitor Center!
See places occupied or visited by The Marquis de Lafayette, 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 sometimes bawdy colonial culture thrown in for your amusement!
George Washington never slept here--but The Marquis de Lafayette, Cornwallis, Benedict Arnold, James Armistead Lafayette, Billy Flora, Henry Clay, Chief Black Hawk, Mark Twain, and Andrew Jackson did! This version of the Homes and History Walk, designed specifically for older students, shows them it didn't just happen-IT HAPPENED HERE!
Did you know the first African American spy, 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? Hear these stories and much more Starting January 2020!
Packages and Group rates available upon request