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A city with an old soul and youthful enthusiasm. A Coastal Virginia vacation destination with fascinating sights to see and interesting things to do. A convention city with flexible facilities and a confident, can-do attitude.

Situated in the middle of the Hampton Roads region and the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Hampton welcomes vacationers and meeting attendees alike with charming hospitality, multi-faceted attractions and activities, and an atmosphere of discovery that you'll find pleasantly surprising.

Hampton's legacy as the city "First from the Sea, First to the Stars" is captured in this combination ticket.
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Fort Monroe Scavenger HuntAre you game for a scavenger hunt? Download the puzzle, and begin at the Casemate Museum!
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Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger HuntCome get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and see some historical views.
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Discover Hampton Smartphone Tour SeriesHampton Smartphone Tours feature a mix of history and local knowledge.
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Blackbeard Pirate Festival Returns to Downtown Hampton!

Named one of the Top Five Pirate Festivals in North America by USA Today Travel, the annual Hampton Blackbeard Festival celebrates Hampton’s rich maritime heritage by commemorating the demise of their most infamous visitor, Captain Edward Teach, a.k.a…

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Miss Hampton II and Graham & Rollins Launch Series of Evening Seafood Cruises in Downtown Hampton

Beginning Saturday, May 27, Miss Hampton II and Graham & Rollins will launch a series of evening seafood cruises out of downtown Hampton! Each Crabtown Cruise, approximately two-hours in length, will offer fresh steamed seafood from Graham & Rollins …

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Sankofa's 6th Annual International Day of Remembrance

For the 6th year in a row, The Sankofa Projects will host its Annual International Day of Remembrance ceremony on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00am EST on Buckroe Beach in Hampton, VA.  The ceremony will be held to the far left of the Main stage at…

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