245 West Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 664 6200
A fine collection of art and two historic houses make the Chrysler Museum of Art a fantastic retreat. Art works here include pieces by Andy Warhol, Louis Tiffany and Paul Gauguin. Savor art in the form of Greco-Roman, Islamic, Egyptian, Asian, and African masterpieces. The Impressionism, Sculpture and Photography galleries are sure to enthrall you. The Chrysler Library is the largest art reference library in the Southeast. Adjacent to the galleries and included in admission are the Moses Myers House, residence of Norfolk's first Jewish citizen, and the Willoughby-Baylor House. Norfolk is about a two-hour drive from Richmond. Take I-64 east to Route 33.
119 South Witchduck Road Unit 75 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Housed inside a warehouse, this quirky-named, do-it-yourself venue is a popular spot to catchup on the performances of well-known touring bands. The performances of indie bands like Sundials and Bomb the Music Industry! at this venue has set a precedent for many such bands to stand up and take notice of this intimate venue. Apart from concerts, the venue is also open for art shows, movie screenings and private get-together.
1636 Parish Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 +1 757 460 0007
Adam Thoroughgood House is known for being one of the oldest homes around town. Named after the native community leader, the house was built in 1680 by his grandson. The medieval cottage is an adorable sight with its typical English facades and quaint interiors.
583 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23459 +1 757 422 9421
Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is a stunning lighthouse that dates back to circa 1792. This archaic structure boasts of an amazing architecture that makes it a worthwhile tourist attraction.
11 Frissell Avenue Hampton University Hampton, VA 23668 +1 757 727 5308
One of the oldest museums in the country, Hampton University Museum has a vast collection of historic artifacts and fine arts. There are displays which gives you a glimpse of the University itself. This place is definitely worth visiting if you are in the city.
4401 Wishart Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 +1 757 460 7109/+1 757 460 1688/+1 757 431 4000
The Lynnhaven House is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city. The structure was built sometime in the 18th century and is a display of typical Tidewater Virginia architecture. The brick structure is constructed on a thin strip of land and is also called the Boush House or the Wishart House. It is under the care of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, the organization that discovered that the beams of the ceiling hadn't changed in condition. Even the chalk markings made by the carpenters at the time are still preserved. The medieval structure is still not connected with water or electricity but is a experience to visit. Tour guides are available as well.
24th Street and Boardwalk Virginia Beach, VA 23451 +1 757 422 1587
Old Coast Guard Station Museum & Gift Shop perfectly commemorates this beautiful beach city and acts as a symbol of all its glory as a beach vacation get away. Spread over two floors, the museum houses pictures and other artifacts of different ships dating back to the World War days. The museum also has a display of the different coast guard activities and records, that show you the importance of the coast guard stations in the city. The museum shop holds interesting knick knacks, pirate ware and books to make the experience real. To know more about the museum, check the website.
1113 Atlantic Avenue Witt Cottage Virginia Beach, VA 23451 +1 757 437 8432
If you are interested in bird watching and have a passion for observing birds, Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum is a must visit for you. You will get to know more about the very popular migratory Wildfowl birds here and also get to know more about their migratory process. The museum also has some life-like wooden carvings of the birds that have been displayed with the intention of protecting the aboriginal art form of America. To know more about the place, check the website.
2500 Shore Drive First Landing State Park Virginia Beach, VA 23451 +1 757 412 2315/+1 757 412 2300
If you are in the huge First Landing State Park and need some help or are lost, try looking for the Chesapeake Bay Center. The Center is an eco-friendly information complex that not only provides guidance and information on the park and other Chesapeake Bay gateways, but also educates the visitors on the different aspects of the environment and the various factors threatening it.The center also houses some exhibits like the English Settlers exhibits that gives you information on the first English settlers in the city and a aquarium exhibit that is interesting to watch. Chesapeake Bay Center also has some trail and hiking equipment that it gives away on hire. Chesapeake Bay Center is your one point stop for information on the pretty greens of the park.
St. Paul's dates back to 1739, making it one of
the oldest original colonial buildings, but the history of the parish goes back even farther than that. Today, visitors to the church can still see a cannonball that was ...
Located in the historic Willoughby Baylor House, which dates back
to the late 18th Century, the Norfolk History Museum hosts interesting exhibitions about all aspects of Norfolk's history. From maritime history to the architectural history of the city, visitors ...
Adam Thoroughgood House is known for being one of the
oldest homes around town. Named after the native community leader, the house was built in 1680 by his grandson. The medieval cottage is an adorable sight with its typical ...