Norwegian Lady Statue


Virginia Beach is home to one of America's biggest naval bases. Evidence of its rich maritime history can be seen nearly everywhere you turn. The Norwegian Lady Statue commemorates the tragic wreck of the Norwegian ship Dictator off the shores of Virginia on March 28, 1891. Eerily, the ship's wooden figurehead washed ashore after the wreck. It served as a memorial for over half a century until the Norwegian city of Moss replaced the wooden figurehead with a nine-foot bronze as a gift. The statue you'll see has stood at its present location since 1962. The Norwegian Lady Statue is located at the intersections of Oceanfront and 25th Streets. It's in public view, so there are no fees or restricted viewing hours.


25th Street & Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


36.85355300, -75.97623300
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(757) 460-9000

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