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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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Langley Speedway to reopen in April

Bill Mullis, the operator of Langley Speedway in Hampton, used City Hall as a backdrop Friday afternoon to announce that he has purchased the speedway property and that racing will resume there in April.

Joined by Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and City…


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Future of Langley Speedway Announced at Press Conference at Hampton City Hall Tomorrow

Former Langley Speedway Owner Bill Mullis, in cooperation with the City of Hampton, will make an announcement regarding the future of the historic weekly race facility, located in Hampton, Virginia, tomorrow, Friday, February 17, at 1:00 p.m. at Hampton…


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Hampton History Museum Hosting 'When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers' Exhibit Exploring the Local History and Personalities of the Oscar-Nominated Film 'Hidden Figures'

In 1935, a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger.

By 1942, the human computers had become essential…


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