Vibrant seaside Hampton Virginia lures visitors with its family-friendly offerings, appealing to all ages and interests.
An ideal way to explore Hampton Virgina is to purchase a Sea to Stars Ticket, which includes admission to the Virginia Air & Space Center’s exhibits and 3-D Digital IMAX®, Hampton History Museum, historic Hampton Carousel and a cruise aboard the Miss Hampton II.
On November 1, 2011, President Obama proclaimed Fort Monroe a national monument after nearly 180 years of a federal military presence at the moat encircled stone fortification. Fort Monroe is also the arrival site of the first Africans in English North America in 1619.
The Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe showcases 19th and 20th century artifacts, as well as the cell where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned.
Discover harbor tours, charter fishing vessels, and the Virginia Air & Space Center. The center boasts over 100 hands-on exhibits, including suspended aircraft and flight simulators.
At the Hampton History Museum, visitors learn how Captain John Smith, Blackbeard the pirate, Booker T. Washington, and America’s first astronauts, The Mercury Seven, have all played parts in creating a distinctive Hampton timeline displayed in 10 galleries.
The tour aboard the Miss Hampton II winds visitors down the Hampton River to Fort Wool, where the vessel docks and passengers explore the island, before continuing to Naval Station Norfolk.
Hampton University Museum is the oldest African American museum in the U.S. and contains more than 9,000 works of art. The museum and University celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2018.
Hampton’s location on the Chesapeake Bay makes it the perfect place to take advantage of beautiful bayfront beaches, including Buckroe, Outlook, Grandview, and more.
At VisitHampton.com you’ll find destination information that unlocks the treasures of this maritime trove. For a free Hampton visitor guide, call 800-800-2202.