Hampton Attractions ~ Hampton, VA

A city with an old soul and youthful enthusiasm. A Coastal Virginia vacation destination with fascinating sights to see and interesting things to do. A convention city with flexible facilities and a confident, can-do attitude.

Situated in the middle of the Hampton Roads region and the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Hampton welcomes vacationers and meeting attendees alike with charming hospitality, multi-faceted attractions and activities, and an atmosphere of discovery that you'll find pleasantly surprising.

Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe
The largest stone fort ever built in the U.S., Fort Monroe is the home of the Casemate Museum, which chronicles the history of the fort and the Coast Artillery Corps. During the Civil War, more than 6,000 slaves escaped to Union-held Fort Monroe, earning it the nickname, “Freedom’s Fortress.”


Virginia Air & Space Center
The visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base. This world-class facility features the Adventures in Flight and Space Quest galleries and more than 100 “hands-on” exhibits that tell the story of air and space exploration. See the Apollo 12 Command Module, a Mars meteorite and a three-billion year-old moon rock! Make a crater, travel to Mars and fly an airplane. Visit the technologically advanced 3D IMAX® Theater and see a film on a five-story screen with 16,000 watts of digital-sound.

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Frontier Folkways Festival - Frontier Culture Museum
Staunton, September 19
Come enjoy a weekend of traditional daily-life activities from the past including, crafts, trades, foodways, and musical entertainment on all of the Museum’s Old World and American Exhibits. Through Living History demonstrations,  you’ll learn the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America and the life they created here for themselves and their descendants.
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Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy
Chantilly
Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy is a new FREE alternate reality game at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center that will challenge you to become an astronaut-in-training for a future trip to Mars. What skills will you need to survive a long trip to the Red Planet and return safely? Find out by choosing what role you will play on the mission; engaging in fun interactive activities; and exploring the science, technology, engineering, and math skills you will need as a member of the next generation of space travelers. Along the way, you'll learn about some of the Museum's fascinating artifacts.
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Pick Your Own! - Amazing Farm Fun @Ticonderoga
Chantilly
Okra, peppers, and tomatoes are ripe and ready for picking. Plan a family day out with paid admission and visit our gardens to share a pick your own adventure (sold by the lb) or just stop by during our open hours and purchase at our Market.
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“Liberty or Death!” Reenactment - Historic St. John’s Church
Richmond
Each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer Public Reenactments of the Second Virginia Convention and Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” speech.  Each Sunday afternoon (and some Saturdays), we offer first-come, first served seating to the public to attend the reenactment.
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