Mayflower Park ~ Portsmouth

Mayflower Park is a peaceful community located in Portsmouth with the feel of country living right around the corner from city living. Proudly possessing 104 enchanting homes, the average square foot of a home in Mayflower Park is 1800 square feet.

With properties backing up to the Elizabeth Manor Country Club and the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, who would not be proud to own a property in Mayflower Park?

The Elizabeth River connects Portsmouth to Norfolk. Within minutes of Mayflower Park are the local museums, water activities and attractions, the Naval Hospital, the Naval Shipyard. Jump on the ferry in Old Towne Portsmouth to arrive in downtown Norfolk for monthly or even weekly festivities at Town Point Park or visit Nauticus National Maritime Center, home of the retired the USS Wisconsin.

Did you know that Nauticus is often referred to as “The house that Jack built”? Well, it is, and here is why. Rear Admiral Jackson Knowles Parker USN (Ret) was the Founding Executive Director. It was “Jack’s” job to gather funds, raise money, and get the plans going for building Nauticus. Construction began in February 1992, just down the street from Waterside, and Nauticus opened to the public in June 1994. Unfortunately, “Jack” passed away just weeks before Nauticus saw its first patron. “Jack” never got to see the end result of his hard work, but Nauticus is still known as “The house that Jack built”.

The USS Wisconsin is one of four Iowa-class battleships constructed by the U.S. Navy. The Wisconsin was constructed around 1942 and commissioned in 1944. The Wisconsin earned five battle stars for service against Japanese in World War II. Also serving during the Korean War, the Wisconsin still had some fight left in her. She led the Navy’s surface attack on Iraq in 1991, firing the first Tomahawk Missile. Finally in 1996, the Wisconsin was decommissioned and retired to the Naval Inactive Reserve Fleet in Portsmouth, Virginia. .

On April 16, 2010, 66 years from the day the Wisconsin was commissioned, the United States Navy transferred ownership of the vessel to the city of Norfolk, Virginia, with a grand ceremony.

With the peace of the country, excitement of the city festivities, and educational value of the deep history in the Mayflower Park area, wouldn’t it be great to call Mayflower Park home? If you are interested in a home in Mayflower Park or the surrounding area, call Keffer Realty. We would love to take you on a tour of Mayflower Park homes


  1. Temperence says:

    Mayflower Park sounds cool. I like the fact that there is so much to do nearby. I’m adding this to my list of neighborhoods I want to check out with my husband. Thanks!

  2. Amanh says:

    I love American history & I loved reading about the Wisconsin.

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