With more than 137,000 residents, Hampton has a number of attractions that you can visit. Get on a bus charter in Hampton, Virginia, and see these attractions today.
A bus charter in Hampton, Virginia can take you to the following places:
Go to the Charles H. Taylor Cultural Arts Center, housed in a 1920s building and is the best place to see the artworks of local, national and regional artists. The Hampton History Museum has several exhibits on the city's history, such as the Kecoughtan tribe settlement and the African-American contribution to the city's development.
The Hampton University Museum has one of the best multicultural arts in the country. The museum was founded in the 1860s, making it the oldest in the state and the oldest African-American museum in the country. Meanwhile, the American Theatre is located inside a 1908 vaudeville house and gives audiences live performances, musical concerts and theater shows.
Other sites you should go to are Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, Virginia Air & Space Center, and the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
You can play golf at the three nine-hole courses at the Hamptons Golf Course or you can play at the Woodlands Golf Course. Then check out the high speed races at Langley Speedway, or watch the Peninsula Pilots play their home games at War Memorial Stadium.
More than 30 locations in the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Langley Research Center is the oldest NASA field center and is focused on aeronautical research. It is listed on the national register as the NASA Langley Research Center Historic District, with Lunar Landing Research Facility, Rendezvous Docking Simulator, and the Variable Density Tunnel separately listed. Two other sites within the research center were previously listed: the Eight-Foot High Speed Tunnel and the Full Scale Tunnel.
Another historic district you should visit is the Aberdeen Gardens. The district has 110 acres of space and includes more than 150 contributing buildings that sport a variety of architectural styles, including colonial revival and Queen Anne vernacular. Other districts you should explore in Hampton include the Hampton Downtown Historic District, Old Wythe Historic District, Pasture Point Historic District, Phoebus Historic District, and the Victoria Boulevard Historic District.
You could also check out the Reuben Clark House, which was built in the 1850s and has a picturesque architecture. Other historic houses in the city are William H. Trusty House, Scott House, and Herbert House. You also have several places of worship on the national register: Chapel of the Centurion, St. John's Church, and Little England Chapel. There are also two forts: Fort Wool and Fort Monroe. Two quarters in Fort Monroe are also listed: Quarters 1 and Quarters 17. Then you have two lighthouses as well: Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and Thimble Shoal Light Station.
Other nationally registered historic places in the city are Buckroe Beach Carousel, Chamberlin Hotel, Chesterville Plantation Site, Hampton City Hall, Hampton Institute, and Hampton National Cemetery.
Get close to nature at Bluebird Gap Farm where you can have fun with the family on a 60-acre farm that has wild and domestic animals for you to see. Meanwhile, Buckroe Beach Park has a wide beach for you to enjoy. You can rent picnic shelters and watercraft here to enhance your visit. The Grandview Nature Preserve, on the other hand, has more than 475 acres of salt marshes, a beach, and tidal creeks. And the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises gives you another way to tour the city by seeing its harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Furthermore, you have the Sandy Bottom Nature Park, which has more than 450 acres of space that includes a wildlife management facility and environmental programs.
You can also visit the city's many parks, including Air Power Park, which has exhibits on air power and its role in early space exploration and a playground. Bethel Park is a beautiful park that is surrounded by water making it perfect for fishing and boating, as well as having a picnic or playing volleyball and paintball. Play sports such as tennis and softball at Briarfield Park where you can also have a picnic and get fit on the fitness trail.
Then you can go biking at Gosnold's Hope Park - Hampton BMX Super Track, and attempt a McTwist at the Woodland Skateboard Park. Other parks and outdoor recreational sites you can go to include Grundland Creek Park, Peninsula Town Center, Ridgway Bark Park, and Ridgway Park.
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