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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 History Museum Hosts Open Auditions for Horror Story Tours September 11

The Hampton History Museum seeks performers to bring to life stories and figures from the city’s dark side for a week of evening tours offered during the week leading up to Halloween.

An open audition is being held at the museum on Friday, September 11…

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Boo Williams Sportsplex Hosts Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and Jump Rope Events July 30- August 6

Today through August 8, Coastal Virginia will welcome approximately 15,000 athletes from across the country, ages 7 – 17, for the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games. During the competition, the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, and Vir…

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Pasture Point, one of Hampton’s oldest neighborhoods, has deep roots in Virginia’s colonial history. It was part of the sprawling plantation lands acquired by Miles Cary, who emigrated from England in 1645. In the late 1880s, Jefferson Sinclair’s Pas…

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