If you love Small Town Charm, Eco-Adventure, Performing & Visual Arts, History, Festivals, Boutiques, Chef-Owned Restaurants, Recreation, Golf, Guided Tours, and Peanuts – you’ll love Suffolk, Virginia.
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts – As Suffolk’s premier visual and performing arts venue for Suffolk, the Suffolk Center boasts a year-round schedule featuring musical performances, theatrical productions, ballet, art exhibits, lectures and galas. The classic Greek-Revival structure was built in 1922 and served as Suffolk High School until 1990. Situated in the heart of downtown, the impressive structure houses a 500-seat theater, which is the stage for concerts, ballets, musicals, dramatic works, symphony performances, films, children’s plays, puppet shows and so much more.
Seaboard Station Railroad Museum – This restored Main Street station displays a two-room HO-scale model of Suffolk in 1907 that was built by the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association. The station was built in 1885 and has remained basically unchanged over the years. The Queen Anne style building is reminiscent of the Victorian age. It has an interesting tower with a beautiful, walnut, spiral staircase. Many original features were saved and restored such as the doors, windows, coffered ceiling, fireplace and porch. In 1918, there were six railroads coming through Suffolk with 32 passenger trains and 70 freight trains per day. The museum contains a collection of items from the Seaboard Airline Railroad, the Virginian Railway, the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and the Atlantic and Danville Railroad. Items include bells from steam locomotives, a light from a steam locomotive tender, cast iron and concrete signs, railroad lanterns, railroad tools, as well as a nice collection of smaller items, including silver items used in dining cars, office items used in the agent’s offices, and advertising items. There are also a number of models of railroad locomotives and cars used by the railroads. The museum features railroad memorabilia and changing exhibits.
Riddick’s Folly House Museum & Gift Shop – In early 1837, a fire ravaged dozens of homes and outbuildings at the north end of Main Street in Suffolk. Out of the ashes of that fire, Mr. Mills Riddick built the home that is known today as Riddick’s Folly. Mills Riddick was a member of a large and prominent family in Suffolk and Nansemond County. He was the grandson of Revolutionary War hero Col. Willis S. Riddick and was a captain of cavalry during the War of 1812. In 1819 and 1829 he served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing Suffolk and Nansemond County. While Mills Riddick’s contemporaries may have mocked his Greek Revival home when it was built in 1837, the house now stands as a beautiful reminder of the past.
The impressive structure is situated on North Main Street and features striking architectural details. The five frieze band windows across the front of the house are rarely seen in eastern Virginia. The front of the mansion is bricked in Flemish bond, and double chimneys rise from both ends of the stately historic landmark. Slender columns of the Greek Revival period frame the main entrance. The interior showcases intricately carved moldings and elaborate ceiling medallions throughout the house. Riddick’s Folly has four floors, 21 rooms and 16 fireplaces; all four floors are open to the public. The building features elegantly-furnished double parlors, a gentleman’s library, and adults’ and children’s bedchambers. Also open are the laundry and dining rooms, a restored kitchen and a tastefully-stocked gift shop that includes artwork and pottery by local artisans, as well as fine and costume jewelry, local history publications, Civil War items and collectibles.
Suffolk Waterways – Suffolk has over 8,000 acres of lakes and miles of river shoreline which include Lone Star Lake, Bennett’s Creek Park, Cedar Creek, Chuckatuck Creek, Sleepy Hole Park, Constant’s Wharf (City Marina), and Dismal Swamp Accessways.
Stacie Gosiene – Realtor®
Jennifer – Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Norfolk, VA. 🏠
Stacie is patient and sweet, does her job very well. I’ve listed a house and purchased a house with her, and I will definitely use her again for my next real estate transaction!
Harley – Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Portsmouth, VA. 🏠
She is awesome. Is on the ball & makes sure she keeps you updated with everything going on. She goes way above what is expected of her & i would highly recommend…
Eric Reed – Managing Broker
Daniel – Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Yorktown, VA. 🏠
Our experience with Eric Reed and his team was outstanding! Highly recommended him and his group for anyone looking to buy or sell. They got the job done quickly and efficiently. Always had time to answer questions. 100% would recommend to anyone in the market.
Jamie – Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Portsmouth, VA. 🏠
Eric is a very knowledgeable agent to work with in the Hampton Roads area! He was very h…
Shannon Makeski – Realtor®
Karen – Bought a Condo home in 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
I was buying from out of state. Shannon went the extra mile with several properties I was considering. She sent pictures and videos in a timely fashion. When I selected a property she ushered me thru the online process! Easy to work with and detail oriented. Thanks!
Client – Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
Shannon is very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. She listens …
Annette Roth – Realtor®
Client – Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
Annette was wonderful! After getting an idea of what it was we wanted, she was on the ball with everything. She went above and beyond with helping us find our home, especially on such a tight timeline. She always was honest about things and was more than willing to show us as many homes as we wanted. Always willing to give insight and provide the best knowledge of the areas as well. We honestly could not…
Jon Bourque – Principle Broker
Ron – Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Norfolk, VA. 🏠
Jon Bourque helped me for the second time in selling a home. He did an excellent job as always. Very knowledgeable and professional. When I need a house sold, Jon Bourque will be the first person I call.
Catt – Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
Jon personalized the sale of my home to fit my family’s needs. No pressure and no stress was added to our already busy lifestyle. His turnaround…
Terri Wilson – Realtor®
Rosa – Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
I have known Terri for many years, both professionally and personally. She is a hard working, dedicated, smart and a reliable agent. She listed my home and a family member’s home, and both sold in less than a week! She is always available, easy to connect with, honest and trustworthy. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent WHO CARES about her clients! Thanks for all you do for me Terri!
Cassandra Ortiz – Real Estate Agent
Client – Showed home in 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
Cassandra was great! I was really stressed about the whole process and she was really great about answering any questions I had very quickly by giving me a call or shooting me a text. She was very resourceful to get me all the info I needed and was super friendly. I would definitely recommend reaching out to her.
Paula – Showed home in 2020 in Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
Ms Ortiz is a pleasure to work…
Jarred Bugg – Realtor®
Mary – Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
Jarred is currently working with me on a large foreclosure and has been so helpful, knowledgeable and great to work with. I highly recommend hi. Two thumbs up.
Heather – Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Virginia Beach, VA. 🏠
Jarred was a incredible in helping us find our new home. He was always very responsive to our calls, texts or emails. He set up multiple showings for us and arranged them perfectly …
Mike Morrill – Realtor®
Mark – Property management for home in Hampton Roads, VA. 🏠
Mike is the man to go to for managing, selling or buying real estate! He has been managing my properties for years and takes all the headache out of being a landlord. If there is anything that needs to be done he is on top of it. He recently sold one of my properties and the transaction couldn’t have gone any smoother. He took care of all the details and made sure all parties involved left happy. I highly recomm…