Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center

December 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism offers a guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more.

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Great Dismal Swamp Safari

Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

December 28, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This four-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.

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Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center 

December 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by. Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.

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12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020

New Year's Eve Bash

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 1:00 AM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Make plans now to ring in 2020 at the Fourth Annual New Year’s Eve Bash presented by the Nansemond River Pilot Club and Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. There is no other place in Suffolk that has a New Year’s Eve party like this. Tickets are $50 per person and include a full course buffet dinner, dancing to a live DJ, cash bar and a Midnight Champagne Toast. Tickets available at Suffolk Insurance (202 Market Street or 3575 Bridge Road) and the Suffolk Visitor’s Center (524 N. Main Street). The Hilton has also set aside a discounted block of rooms for this event – just call the front desk at 757.925.1300.

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Gatsby-Style NYC New Year's Eve Party

Time: 8:30 pm

Gatsby-Style NYC New Year’s Eve Party

Tue, Dec 31, 2019, 8:30 PM Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 1:00 PM

Ring in 2020 in true 20’s style with an unprecedented New Year’s Eve celebration! The Truitt House is welcoming the new year with guest chefs, retro-chic decor, and a live 20’s jazz band! The Truitt House is hosting a very special New Year’s Eve party to bring in 2020 in true 1920’s style.

Imagine… stepping back in time to the glamour and opulence of the Roaring 20’s within the elegant 1909 mansion that is The Truitt House. As you approach the mansion, it will be immediately obvious that something special lies before you.

The lavish decorations by Jerry Freeman will transport you back to the century prior at the height of The Jazz Age. Period dress is highly encouraged. A Secret code word to gain entry to the Speakeasy will be provided when tickets are purchased.

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