Hampton, Virginia

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Hampton, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Hampton, Virginia


  • Hampton Carousel, The 757-727-6347
    610 Settlers Landiing Road, Hampton, VA 23664
    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 757-723-6803
    4100 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, VA 23669
    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 757-727-1102
    710 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23664
    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 757-727-1102
    710 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23644
    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 757-727-1163
    413 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
    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 757-727-1490
    4205 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
    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 757-722-9300
    710 Settlers Landing, Hampton, VA 23666
    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 757-788-3391
    20 Bernard Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
    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 757-727-1610
    120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23666
    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 757-727-5308
    Huntington Building, Hampton, VA 23668
    Located at the Hampton University Museum
    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 757-727-6739
    60 Pine Chapel Road, Hampton, VA 23666
    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 757-727-6347
    Located on State Park Drive
    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 757-825-4657
    1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666
    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 757-727-0900
    600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23664
    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. 757-865-7781
    204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA 23666
    Hampton Roads only MicroBrewery. Tours provided Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekend by appointment.  more info  map


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