Hampton Roads Charters "The Ocean Eagle"
Hampton University Museum - Henry Ossawa Tanner's "The Banjo Lesson"
Virginia Air and Space Center
Enjoy year-round performances ranging from cabaret, cartoon festivals and symphony to theater, dance and opera. Dating to 1908, this restored vaudeville house is now a thriving arts center.
Located on the largest stone fort ever built in the United States, Fort Monroe, the Casemate Museum chronicles the history of the fort and the Coast Artillery Corps. During the Civil War, Fort Monroe was a Union-held bastion in the center of a Confederate state and helped shelter thousands of slave refugees.
Built in 1920, the carousel has been completely restored to its original beauty and is housed in its own weather-protected pavilion on the city's downtown waterfront. It is one of only 170 antique wooden merry-go-rounds still existing in the U.S.
Ten permanent galleries bridge the past with the present, spanning from Hampton's inhabitance by the native Kecoughtan Indian Tribe to the city's role as the founding site for the U.S. space program.
The Ocean Eagle is known to provide some of the best bottom fishing on the east coast for spot, croaker, trout, and flounder. Go where the fish are with Captain Wainwright and his crew aboard the 65-foot, 73-passenger headboat. Bait and tackle are provided.
Founded in 1868, the museum is the oldest African-American museum in the U.S. and one of the oldest museums in the state of Virginia. The collection contains examples of traditional and contemporary African, American-Indian, African-American and Pacific Island art.
Photo: Henry Ossawa Tanner's "The Banjo Lesson"
This double-decked tour boat offers daily narrated cruises of the Hampton Roads Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. Get a taste of Hampton's seafaring culture as you take to the water to see local fishing boats, mighty commercial cargo ships, Blackbeard's Point, Old Point Comfort, Fort Wool and the awesome gray fleet at the world's largest naval installation, Norfolk Naval Base.
This world-class facility is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base. Museum features includes the Adventures in Flight gallery 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! Visit the technologically advanced 3D IMAX Theater and see an IMAX film on a giant five-story screen with 16,000 watts of digital-sound.