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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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‘1619: Arrival of the First Africans’ Exhibit Opens at Hampton History Museum August 20 with Free Weekend Admission

In commemoration of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in English North America, the Hampton History Museum will open a new addition to its 17th century section of the Hampton History Galleries on Saturday, August 20. Museum admission will be free…


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Join Hampton’s Corporate Challenge During the EVP Beach Volleyball World Championships August 12

On Friday, August 12, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., assemble a team of coworkers for Hampton’s Corporate Challenge, taking place during the EVP Beach Volleyball World Championships at Paradise Ocean Club (490 Fenwick Road, Hampton, VA 23651).

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Free General Admission Tickets for Canaan Smith Available at Hampton Visitor Center (OPEN TO ALL)

The City of Hampton is pleased to welcome Whisper Concerts, Inc. Military Concert Series 2016 and Canaan Smith to Hampton Coliseum Park, located adjacent to the Hampton Coliseum, on Friday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Whisper Concerts, Inc. and the Hampton…


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