Fodor's Expert Review Moses Myers House

Norfolk Museum/Gallery

The Federal redbrick Moses Myers House, built by its namesake between 1792 and 1796, is exceptional, and not just for its elegance. The furnishings, 70 precent of them original, include family portraits by Gilbert Stuart and Thomas Sully. A transplanted New Yorker as well as Norfolk's first Jewish resident, Myers made his fortune in Norfolk in shipping, then served as a diplomat and a customhouse officer. His grandson married James Madison's grandniece; his great-grandson served as mayor; and the family kept the house for five generations. In 2005 the home had extensive repairs to bring it back to the 19th century. Exhibits throughout the house feature letters and other artifacts from several generations of the Myers family.

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323 E. Free Mason St.
Norfolk, Virginia  23510, USA

757-333–1087

www.chrysler.org/about-the-museum/historic-houses/the-moses-myers-house/

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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Mon. and Tues.

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