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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.

Hampton's legacy as the city "First from the Sea, First to the Stars" is captured in this combination ticket.
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Fort Monroe Scavenger HuntAre you game for a scavenger hunt? Download the puzzle, and begin at the Casemate Museum!
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Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger HuntCome get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and see some historical views.
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Discover Hampton Smartphone Tour SeriesHampton Smartphone Tours feature a mix of history and local knowledge.
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Hampton Welcomes Fifth Annual Hampton Heritage Day April 15

The public is invited to join in commemorating the melding of the Native American, European and African cultures that have come together to shape our community at the Fifth annual Hampton Heritage Day, a free celebration taking place Saturday, April 15…

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Explore the sights, sounds, and tastes from cultures across the globe at the 17th annual International Children’s Festival April 15

On April 15, bring the entire family to the 17th annual International Children’s Festival, a veritable palette of color, cultural pride, and camaraderie. The event, taking place 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at downtown Hampton’s Mill Point Park and Queens Way…

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Lunar Habitat Arrives at the Virginia Air & Space Center Tomorrow

Another piece of NASA Langley history arrives at the Virginia Air & Space Center tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. The Planetary Surface Habitat and Airlock Unit, built by ILC Dover in 2007 and tested at NASA Langley, is an anticipated new exhibit for the center…

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