Hampton, Virginia

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Hampton, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Hampton, Virginia

Amusements

  • Hampton Carousel, The
    610 Settlers Landiing Road, Hampton, VA 23664
    757-727-6347, One of only 170 working antique wooden carousels in the United States, this fully restored 1920 carousel was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and the... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Little England Chapel
    4100 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, VA 23669
    757-723-6803, Virginia's only-known African American missionary chapel, the sanctuary of this chapel holds a permanent exhibit that helps visitors understand the religious lives of... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • African American Heritage Sites
    710 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23664
    757-727-1102, Explore Hampton's rich African American heritage at more than a dozen sites where you can see "Freedom's Fortress," also known as Fort Monroe, where runaway slaves were... more info  map

  • Fort Wool
    710 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23644
    757-727-1102, Observers at Fort Wool watched the battle of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, formerly known as the USS Merrimack. It was burned when Union forces evacuated... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Air Power Park
    413 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
    757-727-1163, Aircraft from the country's various service branches can be found at this museum style park where visitors will learn the history of Hampton's space and aviation history... more info  map

  • Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
    4205 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
    757-727-1490, Housed in a Neoclassical building built in 1925 and formerly the public library for 63 years, this arts center is home of the Hampton Arts Commission and the Hampton... more info  map

  • Cousteau Society, The
    710 Settlers Landing, Hampton, VA 23666
    757-722-9300, This waterfront gallery showcases the endeavors of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and includes world-renowned photography, artifacts, ship models, and film footage of Cousteau's... more info  map

  • Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
    20 Bernard Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
    757-788-3391, This active military installation was famed during the Civil War as the "Freedom Fort" by African Americans escaping from slavery. General Benjamin Butler, refusing to... more info  map

  • Hampton History Museum
    120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23666
    757-727-1610, An extensive collection of artifacts are on display at this museum where visitors can learn about exciting tales such as the arrival of Captain John Smith to Old Point... more info  map

  • Hampton University Museum
    Huntington Building, Hampton, VA 23668
    Located at the Hampton University Museum
    757-727-5308, A unique institution and a national treasure, this museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States and one of the oldest museums in the state of... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Bluebird Gap Farm
    60 Pine Chapel Road, Hampton, VA 23666
    757-727-6739, Designed to resemble a working farm, this 60 acre site features barnyard animals, a children's playground, picnic areas, a petting zoo, a seasonal concession stand, and... more info  map

  • Grandview Nature Preserve
    Located on State Park Drive
    757-727-6347, This pristine 578 acre preserve and estuary on the Chesapeake Bay is ideal for wildlife observations, hiking, and bird watching. It includes two and a half miles of... more info  map

  • Sandy Bottom Nature Park
    1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666
    757-825-4657, This 456 acre recreational facility features two lakes, wetlands areas, trails for hiking and biking, fishing, non-motorized boating, picnic areas, a campground, tent... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Virginia Air & Space Center
    600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23664
    757-727-0900, Official visitor center for the NASA Langley Research Center, this world-class facility features more than 100 hands-on exhibits that tell the story of air and space... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • St. George Brewing Co.
    204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA 23666
    757-865-7781, Hampton Roads only MicroBrewery. Tours provided Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekend by appointment.  more info  map

  

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