Hampton in the News

Daily Press

Historic Aberdeen Gardens foundation gets $10K grant to make a documentary on its history

Margaret Wilson has deep roots in Aberdeen Gardens — her grandparents were among the first families to settle there decades before it became a renowned historic district in Hampton.

The enclave was a product of Depression-era resettlement programs and sprung up with the might of Blacks who moved there in 1937. To the nation, it was a trial experiment. To Wilson, it was a place where she could walk freely without being afraid.

Read More

Daily Press

Annual African Landing Day goes virtual with interactive Zoom call, continues its legacy to educate

Graylyn Owens came to Fort Monroe early Saturday and sat in his car overlooking the Chesapeake Bay near the state marker that commemorates the arrival of first Africans to Virginia in 1619. Lulled by the passing barges, Owens reflected on times he enjoyed the annual African Landing Day, honoring the first “20 and odd,” Africans as recorded by the colonist John Rolfe. They arrived, by force, aboard the White Lion that landed at Old Point Comfort, in English North America.

Read More

MSN Lifestyle

The best and brightest: The most beautiful and iconic lighthouses in America

Built in 1803 and automated in 1972, the lighthouse is the second oldest on Chesapeake Bay. In the Anglo-American War it was seized by British forces during their advance on Washington, but survived serious damage.

Read More

tripsavvy

The Top 11 Things to Do in Hampton, Virginia

You can easily spend a few days here and combine your visit with a side trip to some of the other popular destinations around the region. Use this guide to plan your visit and enjoy the best things to do in Hampton, VA.

Read More

tripsavvy

9 National Park Sites Connected to Black History

Virginia’s Fort Monroe National Monument is the largest stone fort in American history as well as the site of Chief Black Hawk’s detainment, Civil War salvation, and the first arrival of Africans to the continent. Along the coast, a historical plaque reads, “First Africans in Virginia,” denoting the time in August 1619 when the first enslaved Africans made landfall in present-day Fort Monroe.

Read More

Our Community Now

The 8 Beaches in Virginia You Absolutely Must Visit This Summer

This is another of the beaches in Virginia with historical significance! Buckroe Beach is one of the oldest recreational areas in the state and was first designated for public use in 1619. Over the years, a public bathhouse, a hotel, a dancing pavilion, a playground, and an amusement park were all added.

Read More

This is My South

5 Easy Day Trips From Washington DC

Hampton and its surrounding communities offer coastal getaways from Washington DC. Learn about this region’s aeronautical history at the Virginia Air and Space Museum and the legacy of piracy at the Hampton History Museum.

Read More

Our Community Now

Adventures in Virginia: Lighthouse Road Trip

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse is located at Fort Monroe in Hampton. It was commissioned by Thomas Jefferson in 1802, making it the second oldest in the Bay. At 54 feet in height, it was used as a watchtower during the War of 1812. It’s not open to the public but can be seen from the street.

Read More

Only In Your State

5 River, Bay, And Lake Beaches In Virginia That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re At The Ocean

Grandview Nature Preserve is a gem of a beach in the Hampton Roads Area. Strolling the shoreline, visitors will have the opportunity to admire beautiful birds and wildlife. You’ll also find an abundance of shells to admire. This quiet beach on the bay is the perfect place to reflect. Curious to learn more about this dazzling and secluded beach?

Read More

The Daily Press

Hampton Roads brewery to hold virtual beer fest during coronavirus, with some of the biggest names in beer

In Hampton Roads and across the country, beer festivals have been a hallmark of spring and summer — from the mostly local Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival to the left-field collaboration beers of the overnight Common Grounds festival in Virginia Beach. It was tipsy, and it was glorious.

Read More

This is My South

Family-Friendly Guide to Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is the region around coastal Virginia that includes Hampton, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport News. It’s accessible by three airports and is a few hours from Richmond. The region is not far from Williamsburg if you want to add to your trip.

Read More

Buckroe Beach in Hampton named a top beach in Virginia

VactionIdea

Buckroe Beach in Hampton named a top beach in Virginia

Even long before bridges made them easy to reach, Virginia beaches were attracting tourists from Washington D.C. and other communities on the eastern coast. Virginia offers something for everyone

Read More

Only in Your State named the Emancipation Oak a must see wonder in Virginia

Only In Your State

Only in Your State named the Emancipation Oak a must see wonder in Virginia

Emancipation Oak is perhaps one of the most iconic trees in all of Virginia. This Live Oak, located on the campus of Hampton University, has born witnessed to some of the most significant moments of our state’s history.

Read More

Buckroe Beach in Hampton named a top beach in Virginia

Daily Press

Peninsula Pilots preparing for pandemic-era baseball in Coastal Plain League

A year ago, Hank and Henry Morgan were scurrying around War Memorial Stadium making sure the last coats of paint were applied and the final nails were driven just days before the Peninsula Pilots started another Coastal Plain League season.

Read More

Hampton restaurants partner with Pharrell and World Central Kitchen to help feed the community

WTKR

Hampton restaurants partner with Pharrell and World Central Kitchen to help feed the community

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water music festival was crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but his generosity in Hampton Roads is having an even greater impact for people in need.

Read More

Find out all that Hampton has to offer, get valuable coupons, or plan the perfect visit!