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Norwegian Lady Statue

After the fatal wreck of the Norwegian bark "Dictator" on March 28, 1891, its wooden figurehead, which washed ashore in the ship's wreckage, stood at the oceanfront as a memorial for sixty years.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 25th Street & Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, VA 23451



Old Donation Episcopal Church

Third Lynnhaven parish church dating back to 1736. It was destroyed by fire and later rebuilt in 1916.... Read More

Area: Centerville / Kempsville

Address: 4449 North Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Phone:
(757) 497-0563

Princess Anne County Training School Union Kempsville High School Museum

Princess Anne County Training School was the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach. The school was a result of the African American community in the 1930s working together to raise money to build a school so their children could receive a proper education.... Read More

Area: Centerville / Kempsville

Address: Located inside Renaissance Academy
5100 Cleveland Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23464


Phone:
(757) 385-5100

• Kid / Family Friendly
• Accessible
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Revolutionary War Encampment

Interact with Revolutionary War soldier re-enacters showcasing the local impact of the American Revolution. Free admission, donations welcome.... Read More

Area: Beyond The Beach

Address: 1636 Parish Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Phone:
(757) 385-5100

• Kid / Family Friendly
• Accessible

Second Saturday Conversations Tours

Join us for a tour highlighting current exhibits.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 425-0000

• Admission Fee

The Cape Henry Lighthouse

The Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792, and is currently owned and operated by a nonprofit historical society known as Preservation Virginia. Entrants can climb into the lighthouse lantern room. We also offer a walking tour on seasonal days, call ahead tour availability.... Read More

Area: Chesapeake Bay

Address: 220 Upperville Rd
Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 422-9421

• Admission Fee

Thoroughgood House

Visit the Thoroughgood House to learn about the house Argall and Susannah Thorowgood built and what makes it so extraordinary. See the special touches added by John Thorowgood and tour the passage and parlor, furnished as they might have been when he lived there. Finally, follow the house in pictures up to the present.... Read More

Area: Bayside

Address: 1636 Parish Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Phone:
(757) 385-5100

• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center includes an abundance of aquariums and live animal habitats displaying Virginia’s diverse and unique marine environment.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 385-3474

• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly
• Accessible
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Virginia Beach City Public Schools Planetarium

The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Planetarium has served as the community's source for astronomical enrichment since 1969. During the weekdays (including the summer), the Planetarium serves public & private schools, child development centers, churches, community groups, etc. free of charge. Lessons and presentations are tailored to specific age levels a... Read More

Area: Lynnhaven

Address: 3080 S Lynnhaven Road
Plaza Middle School
Virginia Beach, VA 23452


Phone:
(757) 431-4067

• Kid / Family Friendly
• Accessible

Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

06/24/2017 – 05/31/2018 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s coastal communities and maritime heritage. Families can explore a number of exhibits highlighting the history of Virginia Beach.... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 2401 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 422-1587

• Admission Fee
• Kid / Family Friendly

Virginia Legends Walk

Virginia Legends Walk, at the 13th Street Park between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue, honors Virginians, by birth or residence, who have made a significant contribution to the nation and the world. Celebrated Virginians include Edgar Allen Poe, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Pearl Bailey, Booker T. Washington, Arthur Ashe, Patsy Cline, Thom... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 1300 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 491-7866
(757) 463-4500


Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a nonprofit institution founded in 1952 to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally accla... Read More

Area: Resort Area

Address: 2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Phone:
(757) 425-0000

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