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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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