Stay in Style: Magnolia House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Since 2006 Joyce and Lankford have been welcoming visitors to the Magnolia House Inn Bed & Breakfast and Wedding Chapel. Close to Downtown Hampton, local restaurants, and shops, it is the perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway, anniversary,...

Support Hampton’s Black-owned Businesses

In August 1619, the first enslaved Africans landed at Old Point Comfort. Since then, the history of the first Africans lives on through Hampton’s heritage, residents, and business owners.   August is also National Black Business Month and we want to...

Here’s Where to Listen to Jazz in Hampton

Since 1968 jazz music has played a large role in Hampton’s history. Jazz is a broad style of music characterized by complex harmony, syncopated rhythms, and a heavy emphasis on improvisation. A purely American invention, it is America’s only native...

Budget-Friendly Hampton: 10 Affordable Family Activities

If you are looking to explore Hampton on a budget, we’ve got you covered! Learn about Hampton history, explore a trail, and relax at the beach. The adventure starts now!  Free things to do in Hampton:  Experience Air Power Park...

Making a Splash- Hampton Virginia Aquaplex Groundbreaking

Virginia’s largest competitive Aquatic Facility holds groundbreaking ceremony Hampton Virginia Aquaplex will host 2023 USAAS Junior Olympic Championship Hampton, VA – Ceremonial Groundbreaking   On July 14, 2021, at 10 a.m. a ceremonial groundbreaking was held at 1908 Coliseum Drive...

Rock out to Live Music in Hampton

From Coliseum Central to Downtown Hampton, and Phoebus, the sounds of live music can be heard all summer in Hampton. Spice up your week, grab a blanket, find some friends and head to one of the following free music events...

Hampton Happenings: 4th of July Weekend

Celebrate Independence Day in Hampton! Spend a patriotic weekend with your family and friends enjoying live music, a harbor cruise to Norfolk, a virtual run, and more.  Keep reading to learn about all the fun events happening this weekend in...

Angolan Ambassador Visits Hampton Ahead of Juneteenth

On June 16, 2021, Mayor Donnie Tuck and the members of the Tucker family hosted H.E. Ambassador Joaquim do Espírito Santo, Angolan Ambassador to the United States, for an unofficial visit at the Tucker Family Cemetery and Fort Monroe. Ambassador...

Learn about Hampton’s Freedom Stories

Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Join us in commemorating Juneteenth by learning about Hampton’s freedom stories, exploring our heritage sites, and tuning into the Fragments of Freedom Theatre Production, “Juneteenth: Emancipation...