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  1. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    October 3, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion

    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 75-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. Participants will meet under the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion.

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  2. 44th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest

    October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - October 9, 2022, 7:00 PM
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    Suffolk Executive Airport

    This year marks the 44th Anniversary of Suffolk's premier festival. This family-friendly event honors the city's agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts, our favorite legumes. Known for its fun family activities, Suffolk Peanut Fest offers concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, motorcycle rally, fireworks, and much more. Combine all of these great activities with local and national entertainment and you have a weekend full of good times!

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  3. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center

    The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This three-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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  4. Friday Night Frights at the Center: Pet Sematary

    October 14, 2022, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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    Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 14, 2022, join us for "Pet Sematary" the classic 1989 horror film based on the book by Stephen King. The show begins at 8pm and admission $3 per person. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.

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  5. Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

    October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Washington Ditch Boardwalk Parking Lot

    "Swamped and Loving It!" Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way—up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 112,000-acre wilderness. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot.

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  6. Hometown Heroes Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

    October 15, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Departs from Seaboard Station Railroad Museum porch

    Suffolk’s citizens, like in most other American localities, have served and sacrificed in the name of freedom. The 60-minute walking tour highlights and honors the graves and memorials of soldiers from Suffolk and old Nansemond County who died in combat during the two World Wars, Korean War and Vietnam War. Advance reservations required. Participants will meet at the porch of the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum.

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  7. Victorian Suffolk: Dying To Be There, A Guided Discovery of Cedar Hill Cemetery

    October 15, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Departs from Seaboard Station Railroad Museum Parking Lot

    This 75-minute walking tour explores the hidden meanings buried in Suffolk’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. The tour will feature Victorian-era symbolism, burial practices, funerary industries, and mourning rituals. This intriguing and educational excursion will highlight how the residents of Suffolk both lived and died in the 19th century. Cedar Hill Cemetery is more than two centuries old, with roots that harken back to the founding of Suffolk. With keen eyes and curious minds, this tour will bring into focus the fascinating world of Victorian America, their obsession with death, dying, and living beyond the grave.

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  8. Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

    October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Washington Ditch Boardwalk Parking Lot

    "Swamped and Loving It!" Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way—up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 112,000-acre wilderness. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot.

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  9. Friday Night Frights at the Center: Friday The 13th

    October 21, 2022, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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    Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 21, 2022, join us for "Friday The 13th," and meet the scary cultural icon of Jason. The show begins at 8pm and admission $3 per person. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.

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  10. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    October 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center

    The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This three-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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  11. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    October 22, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center

    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. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    October 22, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion

    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 75-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. Participants will meet under the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion.

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  13. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    October 22, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations required.

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  14. Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

    October 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Washington Ditch Boardwalk Parking Lot

    "Swamped and Loving It!" Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way—up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 112,000-acre wilderness. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot.

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  15. Friday Night Frights at the Center: The Ring

    October 28, 2022, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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    Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 28, 2022, join us for "The Ring," and find out why Samara wants you to answer the phone. The show begins at 8pm and admission $3 per person. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.

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  16. Victorian Suffolk: Dying To Be There, A Guided Discovery of Cedar Hill Cemetery

    October 29, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Departs from Seaboard Station Railroad Museum Parking Lot

    This 75-minute walking tour explores the hidden meanings buried in Suffolk’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. The tour will feature Victorian-era symbolism, burial practices, funerary industries, and mourning rituals. This intriguing and educational excursion will highlight how the residents of Suffolk both lived and died in the 19th century. Cedar Hill Cemetery is more than two centuries old, with roots that harken back to the founding of Suffolk. With keen eyes and curious minds, this tour will bring into focus the fascinating world of Victorian America, their obsession with death, dying, and living beyond the grave.

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  17. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    October 29, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations required.

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  18. Kayak Excursion of Bennett's Creek

    October 30, 2022, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Boat Ramp at Bennett's Creek Park

    Explore the tidal wetlands along Bennett's Creek while viewing a variety of bird and plant species. Guided kayak excursions are facilitated by a water adventures outfitter with years of experience. All equipment is included with registration fee. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and comfortable clothing recommended. Participants must be at least 10 years of age or older; anyone 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You are encouraged to bring a snack and bottled water. No transportation provided for this excursion; please meet at the boat ramp at Bennett's Creek Park.

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