Visitor Services

Welcome to Portsmouth, VA! We hope you enjoy your visit. Need help getting around? Can’t decide where to start? We’ve got you covered! Here you will find all the resources you need to make the most of your trip.

Start at the Portsmouth Welcome Center

The Portsmouth Welcome Center located at 206 High Street, across from the Children’s Museum of Virginia, offers visitors an abundance of informational brochures on area attractions and a gift shop to purchase Portsmouth souvenirs.

As a state certified Visitor Center, you can find information about most destinations across the Commonwealth.

Open daily from 9 am – 5 pm.

Call today at 757-393-5111 or email

Olde Towne Shuttle

The Olde Towne Shuttle offers several electric carts to transport you around Olde Towne. If you need a lift to a shop or restaurant or want a private tour of the Olde Towne Historic District, the Olde Towne Shuttle will get you there. Fares vary.

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Renaissance Navigators

If you’re staying at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, be sure to ask one of the in-house concierges, known as Navigators, for assistance with things to do and how to get around. They are trained destination specialists and happy to help you plan your visit.

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Visiting by Boat

In addition to the commercial marinas located throughout the city, Portsmouth has a complimentary public docking area located at High Street. It is designed primarily for day visitors who want to moor, have some lunch or dinner, shop, and return home. However, overnight docking is allowed. If you plan on staying overnight, you must complete and submit the online mooring application. For rules and regulations regarding overnight docking, please call 757-393-8782 for a recorded message.

Online Mooring Application
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Portsmouth Hospitality

Portsmouth Hospitality is a full service destination management company that will help you plan a personalized experience here in Portsmouth. From custom pub crawls to progressive dinners and private ghost tours, Portsmouth Hospitality handles the details so you don’t have to.

Portsmouth Hospitality

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