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The 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse
Smithfield, VA 23430
Editor Notes: The 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse is at 130 Main St. Designed after the Colonial Capitol in Williamsburg, the original part ...Read More
Courthouses; Historic Buildings & Houses
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Air Power Park
Hampton, VA 23669
Editor Notes: Air Power Park is at 413 W. Mercury Blvd. Honoring the city's aviation and space history, the 15-acre site features outdoor ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Aviation; Exhibits & Collections-Weapons
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American Rover Tall Sailing Ship Cruises
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: American Rover Tall Sailing Ship Cruises departs from the Waterside District on Waterside Dr. Guests can work the sails, tak...Read More
Sightseeing Tours-Boats
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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, 1113 Atlantic Ave., displays a lovely collection of wildfowl and shorebird carvings, pain...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Animals & Birds; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
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Bacon’s Castle
Surry, VA 23883
Editor Notes: Bacon’s Castle is 7 mi. e. on SR 10 following signs to 465 Bacon's Castle Tr. The 40-acre historic site boasts the only surv...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses
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The Battleship Wisconsin
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: The Battleship Wisconsin is berthed next to Nauticus at One Waterside Dr. One of the last and largest battleships built by t...Read More
Ships & Boats
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Bluebird Gap Farm
Hampton, VA 23666
Editor Notes: Bluebird Gap Farm is at 60 Pine Chapel Rd. between I-64 and Powhatan Pkwy. The 60-acre interactive children's farm has domes...Read More
Farms
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Cape Henry Memorial
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Editor Notes: Cape Henry Memorial is within Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The stone cross commemorates the Jamestown s...Read More
Memorials
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Capt. Jack's Pirate Ship Adventures
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: Capt. Jack's Pirate Ship Adventures departs from Inlet Station Marina at 308 Mediterranean Ave. Though the costumed pirate c...Read More
Children's Attractions; Sightseeing Tours-Boats
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Chesapeake Arboretum
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Editor Notes: Chesapeake Arboretum is off I-64 exit 290; take Battlefield Blvd. (SR 168) 2.2 mi. s., Gainsborough Sq. .3 mi. e., then just...Read More
Arboretums; Gardens
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Chesapean Outdoors
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: (Kayaking) Chesapean Outdoors is at 245 Bay Colony Dr. Tours through First Landing State Park also are available. Other acti...Read More
Recreation-Summer Activities; Sightseeing Tours-Rafting & Canoeing
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Children’s Museum of Virginia
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Editor Notes: Children’s Museum of Virginia is at 221 High St. More than 90 hands-on displays challenge the imagination of both children a...Read More
Children's Attractions; Museums
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Christian Broadcasting Network
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
Editor Notes: Christian Broadcasting Network is off I-64 exit 286B, then .5 mi. s.e. on Indian River Rd. to the Studio Headquarters Buildi...Read More
Industrial Tours; Radio & TV Stations
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Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: Chrysler Museum of Art is at Olney Rd. and W. Virginia Beach Blvd. at 1 Memorial Pl. Originally known as the Norfolk Museum ...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art
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Chrysler Museum Perry Glass Studio
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: Chrysler Museum Perry Glass Studio is adjacent to the Chrysler Museum of Art at 745 Duke St. near W. Olney Rd. and W. Virgin...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art; Museums
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Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. is at 215 67th St. The Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) was founded in 1931 by Edgar...Read More
Research Organizations
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Emancipation Oak
Hampton, VA 23668
Editor Notes: Emancipation Oak is near the entrance to Hampton University at the corner of Tyler St. and Emancipation Dr. Former slaves ga...Read More
Historic Sites; Trees
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Endview Plantation
Newport News, VA 23603
Editor Notes: Endview Plantation is at 362 Yorktown Rd. Built in 1769, Endview Plantation functioned as a Confederate hospital and headqua...Read More
Battlefields; Cemeteries; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
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Ferry Plantation House
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Editor Notes: Ferry Plantation House, 4136 Cheswick Ln., is a Federal-style brick structure built in 1830. Docents describe the history of...Read More
Archeological Sites; Historic Buildings & Houses
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Fort Boykin Historic Park
Smithfield, VA 23430
Editor Notes: Fort Boykin Historic Park is n. on CR 674, then e. on CR 673 to 7410 Fort Boykin Tr. The park preserves the remains of a for...Read More
Historic Sites; Parks, City; State; Provincial
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Fort Huger
Smithfield, VA 23431
Editor Notes: Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terr., was known as the “Gateway to the Confederate Capital” and was the site of the Battle of Suf...Read More
Forts & Military Installations
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Fort Monroe National Monument and the Casemate Museum
Hampton, VA 23651
Editor Notes: Fort Monroe National Monument and the Casemate Museum is at 20 Bernard Rd. Named in honor of President James Monroe, the for...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Civil War; Exhibits & Collections-Wars; Forts & Military Installations; Museums
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Francis Land House
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Editor Notes: Francis Land House is at 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd. Guides tell the story of six generations of the Land family and their hom...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Nature Trails
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Great Bridge Locks Park
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Editor Notes: Great Bridge Locks Park is off Great Bridge Bypass (SR 168) at Great Bridge Blvd. (SR 190), then s. on Battlefield Blvd. (SR...Read More
Locks; Nature Trails; Parks, City; State; Provincial; Recreation-Summer Activities
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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Suffolk, VA 23434
Editor Notes: Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina; headquarters is off...Read More
Boardwalks; Nature Trails; Swamps; Trails-Summer Recreation; Wildlife Sanctuaries
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Hampton History Museum
Hampton, VA 23669
Editor Notes: Hampton History Museum is at 120 Old Hampton Ln. With Hampton said to be the oldest continuously English-speaking settlement...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Exhibits & Collections-Native American; Museums
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The Hampton University Museum
Hampton, VA 23668
Editor Notes: The Hampton University Museum is off I-64 exit 267 then w. on Hampton University’s Tyler St., following signs. Founded in 18...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums
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Hermitage Museum and Gardens
Norfolk, VA 23505
Editor Notes: Hermitage Museum and Gardens is at 7637 N. Shore Rd. on the Lafayette River. Concerts, art classes, public events, contempor...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art; Gardens; Historic Buildings & Houses
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Historic St. Luke’s Church
Smithfield, VA 23430
Editor Notes: Historic St. Luke’s Church is 2 mi. s.e. on SR 10 at 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd. The Old Brick Church is said to be among the ...Read More
Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas; Historic Sites
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Hunter House Victorian Museum
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: Hunter House Victorian Museum is at 240 W. Freemason St. The 1894 Romanesque mansion was built for merchant and banker James...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
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Isle of Wight County Museum
Smithfield, VA 23430
Editor Notes: Isle of Wight County Museum is at 103 Main St. The history of the Smithfield ham is highlighted at the museum, which also ho...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Civil War; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Exhibits & Collections-Native American; Museums
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Lee Hall Mansion
Newport News, VA 23603
Editor Notes: Lee Hall Mansion is at 163 Yorktown Rd. The Italianate mansion was built in 1859 by Richard Decauter Lee, a wealthy planter....Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Civil War; Historic Buildings & Houses
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Lightship Portsmouth Museum
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Editor Notes: Lightship Portsmouth Museum is at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum at London and Water sts. This former Coast Guard ligh...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-General; Museums; Ships & Boats
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Lynnhaven House
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Editor Notes: Lynnhaven House is at 4409 Wishart Rd. The 1725 English-style, brick house is situated on 5 wooded acres that feature a smal...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses
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MacArthur Memorial
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: MacArthur Memorial is on City Hall Ave. Nine galleries in the former 1847 city hall portray Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s life an...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Exhibits & Collections-Wars; Graves & Tombs; Memorials; Museums
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The Mariners' Museum and Park
Newport News, VA 23606
Editor Notes: The Mariners' Museum and Park is off I-64 exit 258A, following US 17S to 100 Museum Dr. Dedicated to preserving and interpre...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-General; Museums; Nature Trails
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Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Editor Notes: Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., showcases one of the largest private collections of World War I, World War...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Aviation; Exhibits & Collections-Wars; Museums
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Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises
Hampton, VA 23669
Editor Notes: Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises departs from Hampton Maritime Center on the Hampton waterfront at 710 Settlers Landing Rd. Th...Read More
Sightseeing Tours-Boats
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Moses Myers House
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: Moses Myers House is at 323 E. Freemason St. near Bank St. An example of Federal Period architecture, the 1792 house was bui...Read More
Antiques; Historic Buildings & Houses
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Nauticus
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: Nauticus is at One Waterside Dr., downtown on the Elizabeth River. The Norfolk waterfront maritime science museum features h...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Exhibits & Collections-Science; Marine Attractions; Museums; Ships & Boats
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Naval Station Norfolk
Norfolk, VA 23505
Editor Notes: Naval Station Norfolk offers tours that originate at the information center at 9079 Hampton Blvd. The 45-minute bus tours vi...Read More
Forts & Military Installations; Industrial Tours
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Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk, VA 23518
Editor Notes: Norfolk Botanical Garden is next to Norfolk International Airport at 6700 Azalea Garden Rd. The 175-acre garden includes one...Read More
Arboretums; Gardens
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Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: Ocean Breeze Waterpark is at 849 General Booth Blvd. This Caribbean-themed destination features 16 waterslides, a lazy river...Read More
Amusements & Theme Parks; Children's Attractions; Water Parks
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Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Editor Notes: Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is at 583 Atlantic Ave. within Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. One of the first ...Read More
Lighthouses
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Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Newport News, VA 23606
Editor Notes: Peninsula Fine Arts Center is at 101 Museum Dr. within The Mariners' Museum and Park. The center offers changing exhibits of...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art
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Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Editor Notes: Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center is at 400 High St. Visitors to this restored 1846 courthouse can view changing exhibits o...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art; Museums
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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Portsmouth, VA 23705
Editor Notes: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum is at 2 High St. on the Elizabeth River waterfront. Emphasizing the Portsmouth-Norfolk area...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-General; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums
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Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Editor Notes: Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, at 5100 Cleveland St. in the Renaissance Academy, ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums; Schools
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Riddick’s Folly
Suffolk, VA 23434
Editor Notes: Riddick’s Folly is at 510 N. Main St. Built in 1837, the four-story Greek Revival house features intricately carved moldings...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-General; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
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St. John’s Episcopal Church
Hampton, VA 23669
Editor Notes: St. John’s Episcopal Church is at 100 W. Queens Way. Built in 1728, the church houses what is said to be the nation’s oldest...Read More
Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas; Exhibits & Collections-Religious Items
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is at 201 St. Paul's Blvd. Built in 1739 on the site of a 1641 church known as The Chapel of Eas...Read More
Cemeteries; Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas
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Smith’s Fort Plantation
Surry, VA 23883
Editor Notes: Smith’s Fort Plantation is across the river from Jamestown on SR 31 (Rolfe Hwy.), about 2 mi. from the ferry. Capt. John Smi...Read More
Forts & Military Installations; Historic Buildings & Houses
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Spirit of Norfolk
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: Spirit of Norfolk departs from Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. Two-hour lunch cruises on the Elizabeth River include na...Read More
Sightseeing Tours-Boats
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Surry Nuclear Information Center
Surry, VA 23883
Editor Notes: Surry Nuclear Information Center is 10 mi. e. on SR 10 to SR 650, then 5 mi. n. to 5570 Hog Island Rd. Innovative displays a...Read More
Atomic Energy Installations & Nuclear Plants; Visitor Centers
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Thoroughgood House
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Editor Notes: Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Rd., is one of the oldest surviving brick houses from the Colonial period. Guided tours of t...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses
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U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Newport News, VA 23604
Editor Notes: U.S. Army Transportation Museum is s.w. of I-64 exit 250A at 300 Washington Blvd. During World War I Fort Eustis was establi...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Vehicles; Exhibits & Collections-Wars; Museums
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USS Monitor Center
Newport News, VA 23606
Editor Notes: USS Monitor Center is at The Mariners’ Museum at 100 Museum Dr. The facility houses such artifacts as the gun turret and the...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Civil War; Museums
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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises departs from the downtown waterfront; tickets are available at the Nauticus museum at One W...Read More
Sightseeing Tours; Sightseeing Tours-Boats
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Virginia Air & Space Center
Hampton, VA 23669
Editor Notes: Virginia Air & Space Center is off I-64 exit 267, then 1 mi. w. to 600 Settlers Landing Rd. The center features aircraft and...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Aviation; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums; Theaters-IMAX & OMNIMAX; Views
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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is 1 mi. s. of the Rudee Inlet Bridge at 717 General Booth Blvd. More than 10,000 ...Read More
Aquariums; Children's Attractions; Marine Attractions; Museums; Nature Trails
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Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum is at 2401 Atlantic Ave. Housed in a restored 1903 lifesaving station, the museum traces...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-General; Museums
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Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, VA 23601
Editor Notes: Virginia Living Museum is at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., off I-64 exit 258A between SR 143 and US 60. Virginia's natural heri...Read More
Boardwalks; Exhibits & Collections-Animals & Birds; Museums; Nature Centers; Nature Trails; Planetariums
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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Editor Notes: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 2200 Parks Ave., offers rotating exhibits by both international and regional artists. H...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art
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Virginia War Museum
Newport News, VA 23607
Editor Notes: Virginia War Museum is at 9285 Warwick Blvd. in Huntington Park. More than 60,000 artifacts document U.S. military history f...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Wars; Museums
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Virginia Zoo
Norfolk, VA 23504
Editor Notes: Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St., is home to more than 400 animals, including orangutans, giraffes, elephants and tigers. On-si...Read More
Zoological Parks & Exhibits
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The Willoughby-Baylor House
Norfolk, VA 23510
Editor Notes: The Willoughby-Baylor House is at 601 E. Freemason St. Built in 1794 by descendants of Capt. Thomas Willoughby, this restore...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums
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