Williamsburg and Hampton Roads

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  • 1. Jamestown Settlement

    Museum/Gallery

    Adjacent to but distinct from Historic Jamestowne is a mainland living-history museum called Jamestown Settlement. The site marries 40,000 square...Read More

  • 2. Mariners' Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A world history of seagoing vessels and the people who sailed them occupies the outstanding Mariners' Museum, inside a 550-acre park. An alliance...Read More

  • 3. Virginia Air and Space Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The Virginia Air and Space Center traces the history of flight and space exploration. The nine-story, futuristic, $30 million center is the...Read More

  • 4. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This collection, within the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, showcases American "decorative usefulware"—toys, furniture, weather vanes...Read More

  • 5. Children's Museum of Virginia

    Museum/Gallery

    The largest children's museum in the state, the Children's Museum of Virginia has so many hands-on exhibits that teach through activities that...Read More

  • 6. Chrysler Museum of Art

    Museum/Gallery

    By any standard, the Chrysler Museum of Art downtown qualifies as one of America's major art museums. The permanent collection includes works...Read More

  • 7. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum adds another cultural dimension that goes well beyond Colonial history. Grouped by medium are English and American furniture, textiles...Read More

  • 8. Fort Monroe

    Museum/Gallery

    The channel between Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads is the "mouth" of Hampton Roads. On the north side of this passage is Hampton's Fort Monroe...Read More

  • 9. Hampton History Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The museum features permanent and changing exhibits on Native Americans and the early colonists, the city's port, the infamous Blackbeard, contraband...Read More

  • 10. Hampton University

    Educational Institution

    Hampton University was founded in 1868 as a freedmen's school, and ever since has had a distinguished history as an institution of higher education...Read More

  • 11. Hermitage Museum and Gardens

    Museum/Gallery

    An early-20th-century estate of the Sloane family, the Hermitage Museum offers an outstanding presentation of architecture, art, and nature...Read More

  • 12. Moses Myers House

    Museum/Gallery

    The Federal redbrick Moses Myers House, built by its namesake between 1792 and 1796, is exceptional, and not just for its elegance. The furnishings...Read More

  • 13. U.S. Army Transportation Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum, at Fort Eustis, traces the history of army transportation by land, sea, and air, beginning with the Revolutionary War era. More...Read More

  • 14. Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The sea is the subject at the popular Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, a massive facility with more than 200 exhibits. This is no...Read More

  • 15. Virginia Living Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    At the Virginia Living Museum, visitors are transported to a steamy cypress swamp and cool mountain cove, the underwater world of the Chesapeake...Read More

  • 16. Virginia War Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Virginia War Museum houses more than 60,000 artifacts from all over the world. The collection includes a graffiti-covered section of the...Read More

  • 17. Watermen's Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Sited in a Colonial Revival manor house on Yorktown's waterfront, the Watermen's Museum was floated across the York River on a barge in 1987...Read More

  • 18. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    One block from the waterfront and about three blocks from the paddle-wheel ferry landing, this museum offers a history of Portsmouth, the Norfolk...Read More

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