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Adam Thoroughgood House

Adam Thoroughgood House

Nestled near the bank of the Lynnhaven River, the Thoroughgood House was built circa 1680 and is one of the oldest brick homes in America. Its spectacular collection of late 17th- and early 18th-century English furniture and newly-restored gardens offer visitors a view of the lifestyle of a wealthy Virginia colonist.... Read More

Area: Bayside

1636 Parish Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Phone:
(757) 460-7588
• Admission Fee

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum is located in a historically registered and last remaining Virginia Beach Boardwalk cottage, de Witt Cottage, which was built in 1895. The theme of the museum is two-fold: First, the preservation, promotion, perpetuation and exhibition of wildfowl artifacts and contemporary wild... Read More

Area: Resort Area

1113 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 437-8432
• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly
• Handicap Accessible

Battle off the Capes Monument

In 1781, during the Revolutionary War, a French fleet of 24 ships stood off an attack by 19 British ships. The victory ensured the capture of General Cornwallis and 7,500 troops at Yorktown.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA 23459


Phone:
(757) 422-9421

Bill Meyer Veterans Memorial Park

This stunning waterfall sculpture symbolizes the elements of war that unify and divide us and is a tribute to the area's military forces.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(800) 822-3224
• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly
• Handicap Accessible

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums

MOCA is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 425-0000
• Kid / Family Friendly

Christian Broadcasting Network

Tour the station and join the studio audience for a taping of "The 700 Club" with Pat Robertson.... Read More

Area: Centerville / Kempsville

I-64 at Indian River Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23463


Phone:
(757) 226-2745
• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly
• Handicap Accessible

Courthouse Galleries

Courthouse Galleries

The Courthouse Galleries, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances. SUMMER HOURS: Memorial Day to Labor Day, Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. WINTER HOURS: Tuesday... Read More

Area: Beyond The Beach

Corner of High and Court Streets
Olde Towne
Portsmouth, VA 23704


Phone:
(757) 393-8543

de Witt Cottage

The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, located in the de Witt Cottage was built in 1895. Today, inside the Museum, the visitor can view examples of the evolution of the art of decoy carving using primitive tools to the more elaborate and expressive contemporary carvings and artwork of today. Memorabilia of the old h... Read More

Area: Resort Area

1113 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 437-8432

Ferry Plantation House

The Ferry Plantation dates back to 1642 when the "ferry" service was started by Adam Thoroughgood to connect plantations by the waterway. The 3rd Princess Anne Courthousebuilt in 1735 including stock and pillory once stood on this site. The House that is visited today replaced the Walke Manor house that was built in... Read More

Area: Little Neck

4130 Cheswick Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Phone:
(757) 473-5182
• Admission Fee

First Landing Cross

First Landing Cross

Upon touching the shore of the New World on April 26, 1607 (13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock) the first permanent English settlers from the London Company set up a cross on the newly named Cape Henry shore in gratitude to God and to affirm England's claim to the site. These settlers later traveled up the James River to Jamestown. Each yea... Read More

Area: Chesapeake Bay

Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


• Kid / Family Friendly
• Handicap Accessible

Fresnel Lens

Fresnel Lens

Having begun service in 1896 as part of the Hog Island Light off the Great Machipongo Inlet on the Eastern Shore, today this first order Fresnel lens is valued between $750,000 and $1 million. It stands about 10 feet high, weighs 2,500 pounds and is among the largest and brightest of its kind, with more than 250 prisms of optical glass. Housed in a 16-foot-w... Read More

Area: Beyond The Beach

Portsmouth Seawall
near High Street Landing
Portsmouth, VA 23704


Phone:
(757) 393-8591

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