Discover the magic!

The Olde Towne experience has been treasured by visitors the world over-an opportunity to shop our fine antique shops, visit our galleries and unique specialty stores, enjoy excellent dining, both indoors and out in one of our many fine restaurants and pubs. Discover all of the magic yourself.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reck on the Road: Portsmouth outdoor art

Olde Towne Portsmouth is all about public art. From ever changing exhibits displayed at the Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center both inside the main galleries to the large sculptures displayed in the courtyard, art of all types and medias are here. Now the art movement has spread to our downtown streets covering once plain walls with painted murals and ugly electrical boxes with local themes. Olde Towne Portsmouth is a haven for outdoor art and new art gets added each year. Take a look at Portsmouth public art through the camera of Chris Reckling.

Chris Reckling of WAVY TV featured some of that art this week in this edition of “Reck on the Road.”  Just click on the arrow to watch the video.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Surf’s Up: An Exhibition

On Display in the Ridde Sports Gallery through September 28, 2014

Surf’s Up: a current art exhibition at the
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. 
Surf’s Up: a current art exhibition at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame features several artists original works of art, focusing on the ocean, waves, and surfing. The common thread that runs through this exhibit is that most of the artists are inspired by their respect for the sheer power and energy of a wave. This group exhibition will include a variety of fine art, painting, and photography. Artists include Matthew Haddaway, Reba McConnell, and Ed Obermeyer. Admission $7.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
206 High Street
Portsmouth, VA

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Restaurant With A View

757 Crave on the Harbor offers panoramic views of
Norfolk, Virginia's waterside and the Elizabeth River.
By Joe Elder
A recent article in the Virginian Pilot titled "Fresh food - and air: The best outdoor eats in town" written by Holly Van Auken, July 11, 2014, features places around Hampton Roads to get your eat and drink on- outdoors, that is. Here the reporter has selected some of the best. Included of course are some of the most likely candidates and those with ocean views top the list. A surprise entry- well, not so surprising to us, is 757 Crave on the Harbor. 757 Crave is located at the Tidewater yacht Marina here in Olde Towne Portsmouth and features exceptional panoramic views including downtown Norfolk's waterside and a wide expanse of the Elizabeth River and the marina too. Diners from this focal point typically are drawn to the hardworking tugboats maneuvering around, piloting large container ships as they travel down the river, and occasionally, views of naval vessels from submarines to aircraft carriers!  You will also see a barrage of personal yachts of all types and sizes passing by. That is because 757 Crave is located next to the "0" mile marker of the Intracoastal waterway. Enough about the views.
757 Crave on the Harbor is located at Tidewater Yacht
Marina, Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia.

The main reason that people frequently visit 757 Crave is because of their unique, delicious food entrees offered breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is also a favorite place to meet with your friends for drinks and live music on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. 757 Crave is also a short walking distance from weekend music events, so take in a great music act and then chill out on the deck at 757 Crave on the Harbor! You can visit portsvaevents and peruse through the schedule of upcoming events.

757 Crave on the Harbor
10 Crawford Pkwy., Portsmouth,

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Amazing History of Hill House, Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia

Imagine, if you will, a family gone for an afternoon stroll about the neighborhood and never returning home. Such is the appearance of the Hill House Museum, an early 1800's English basement home, completely furnished with its original family belongings left in place.

This is the phenomenal story of Hill House in Portsmouth in The Hampton Roads Shows’ brand new summer Historic Homes Series. Inspired by the New York Times bestseller, “Empty Mansions” by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr, which tells the story of Huguette Clark and her family. PORTSMOUTH, Va. 

The Hill House is located at 221 North Street in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. The house is open for tours Wednesdays from Noon—4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information, visit the Historic Hill House website at:
Give them a call at 757-393-0241. Thank you Hampton Roads Show for featuring this remarkable Olde Towne mansion!