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Arts & Museums
An extensive collection of artifacts are on display at this museum where visitors can learn about exciting tales such as the arrival of Captain John Smith to Old Point Comfort in 1610, the demise of Blackbeard the Pirate, and the burning of Hampton in 1861.
This waterfront gallery showcases the endeavors of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and includes world-renowned photography, artifacts, ship models, and film footage of Cousteau's adventures. A gift boutique is also on site.
Official visitor center for the NASA Langley Research Center, this world-class facility features more than 100 hands-on exhibits that tell the story of air and space exploration, a premiere interactive aviation gallery that spans 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, unique space flight artifacts, and an IMAX theater.
An \"out-of-this-world place\" that captures Hampton's heritage as the original site of NASA and America's space program. Artifacts on display include a three-billion-year-old moon rock and the scorched Apollo 12 Command Module and a larger-than-life IMAX film and a gift shop are also available.
Housed in a Neoclassical building built in 1925 and formerly the public library for 63 years, this arts center is home of the Hampton Arts Commission and the Hampton Arts Foundation. The Center showcases the best of local and regional contemporary artists with changing exhibitions in all media, on display. Many different art classes for children and adults are also available.
A unique institution and a national treasure, this museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States and one of the oldest museums in the state of Virginia. The collections at this museum feature over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art, as well as objects relating to the history of the University.
Aircraft from the country's various service branches can be found at this museum style park where visitors will learn the history of Hampton's space and aviation history by touring the outdoor air and spacecraft displays.
This active military installation was famed during the Civil War as the \"Freedom Fort\" by African Americans escaping from slavery. General Benjamin Butler, refusing to return runaway slaves, kept them as \"Contrabands\" of war, assuring their freedom. Fort Monroe's role in the Civil War is depicted at this museum which contains Confederate President Jefferson Davis' prison cell.
The restored home of respected African-American attorney, J. Thomas Newsome, and his wife, Mary Winfield Newsome, this elegant Queen Anne residence served as the hub of the local black community from which Newsome led the fight for social justice within Virginia. The house is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places and, today, the house museum focuses on black cultural and historical themes.
American military history unfolds at this museum where American military history from 1775 to the present is highlighted through weapons, vehicles, uniforms, insignia, and much more. Visitors of this museum can also see a section of the Berlin Wall and a portion of the outer wall from the Dachau Concentration Camp.
This indoor/outdoor, year round attraction is a spectacular combination of native wildlife park, science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve, and planetarium, all in one beautiful setting. Carefully protected natural environments for living animals and plants create an exciting opportunity for visitors to explore wildlife native to the eastern Coastal Plain Region. A planetarium with daily shows about the universe and a nature shop are also on site.
One of the largest international maritime history museums, this museum is filled with prized artifacts that celebrate the spirit of seafaring adventure. Visitors of the museum can explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space, complete with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, and small craft from around the world. Hours are Monday through Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.