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Francis Land House (Historic Site)

Tours of the Francis Land House consider plantation life; the roles of the household members, both free and enslaved; Federal style; and ways that the formation of the new nation affected private lives. Tour guides also discuss the history of the house in the 20th century, when it was the Rose Hall Dress Shop.... Read More

Area: Lynnhaven

Address: 3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452


Phone:
(757) 385-5100

• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly

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

Address: Portsmouth Seawall
near High Street Landing
Portsmouth, VA 23704


Phone:
(757) 393-8591

Historic Cape Henry

At Cape Henry, you'll find the Cape Henry Memorial Cross, commemorating the site where a wooden cross was erected by the early English settlers upon their safe arrival to Virginia in April of 1607, as well as the statue of Admiral Comte deGrasse.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 108 Atlantic Avenue
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek- Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA 23459



Historic Hill House

A four-story 1825 English basement home furnished entirely with original family belongings. The house remains in its original condition, with limited renovation through the years. Located in Old Towne Portsmouth. Please call for hours and admission prices.... Read More

Area: Beyond The Beach

Address: 221 North Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704


Phone:
(757) 393-0241

• Kid / Family Friendly

Historic Villages at Cape Henry

The Historic Villages at Cape Henry are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 2pm to sunset. Tours of an American Indian village and 17th century Colonial outpost are available from 2pm-6pm.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 108 Atlantic Avenue
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek- Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA 23459



King Neptune

He stands 26 feet tall, sun reflecting off his frame, wave-inspired curls cast in bronze. He is the son of Saturn, Lord of the Sea. He is King Neptune, and with a majestic presence only he can muster, he presides over Virginia Beach’s newest oceanfront park. Located at 31st and Atlantic, Neptune’s Park is the third venue of its kind along the resort strip... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: Netptune's Park at 31 Ocean
Virginia Beach, VA 23451



Lightship PORTSMOUTH

Commissioned in 1915 and restored to its original condition, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989. Visitors can board the vessel and see how the men of the Lightship Service lived during their many months at sea.... Read More

Area: Beyond The Beach

Address: at Water and London Streets on the Portsmouth Waterfront
Portsmouth, VA 23704


Phone:
(757) 393-8591

• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly

Lynnhaven House

The Lynnhaven House is furnished as a historic house museum to interpret the period Francis Thelaball and family lived there, from 1725 to 1727. Guided tours discuss the roles of the household members as well as the Tidewater world of the early 18th century.... Read More

Area: Town Center + Pembroke Mall

Address: 4409 Wishart Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Phone:
(757) 385-5100

• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly

Military Aviation Museum

Visit an extensive collection of World War I & II airplanes and historical equipment at the Military Aviation Museum, (MAM). Getting tired of the beach, take a break, have some unique family fun. Guided tours - Monday - Friday , noon, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. During, Spring, Summer and Fall - schedule a Bi-Plane Ride.... Read More

Area: Sandbridge / Pungo

Address: 1341 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457


Phone:
(757) 721-7767
(757) 619-2397


• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly
• Accessible

Morning Star Baptist Church

Open by appointment for group tours only This African-American church was founded in 1892 by several members of Ebenezer Baptist Church. It is one of the oldest African-American churches still standing in Virginia Beach, or what was once known as Princess Anne County. Church members are currently in the process of collecting memorabilia and artif... Read More

Area: Bayside

Address: 4780 First Court Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Phone:
(757) 464-3663

Naval Aviation Monument Park

The monument represents the culmination of an eight-year undertaking by NAF's Hampton Roads Squadron, supported by the City of Virginia Beach. View the six larger-than-life bronze sculptures with action-oriented presentations depicting three historic eras in naval aviation. The Monument graces a plaza encompassing 16,... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 25th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(800) 822-3224

Nimmo United Methodist Church

The oldest surviving Methodist Church in continuous use in Virginia.... Read More

Area: Sandbridge / Pungo

Address: 2200 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 427-1765

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