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Reminder – Summer 2023 – Blue Star Museums in Hampton Roads

Blue Star Museums in Hampton Roads VA

The Blue Star Museums program is back for Summer 2023!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration of the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and over 2,000 museums throughout the United States.

This program allows military personnel and their families to visit participating museums for FREE from late May through Labor Day. This year the dates are May 20 – September 4, 2023.

Participating local Hampton Roads area museums currently include (there may be additional locations added in the coming weeks): 


  • Hampton History Museum


  • Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
  • The Lightship Portsmouth Museum
  • The Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum


  • American Civil War Museum
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


  • St Luke’s Historic Church & Museum

Virginia Beach

  • Anthony L. & Hideko S. Burgess Interactive Learning Center At Operation Smile
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse


  • Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

For more information, including additional locations in Virginia (and Nationwide) Click HERE.

To find our BIG LIST of Local Museum Admission & Membership Discounts in Hampton Roads Click HERE.

To find a list of Current Museum Exhibits in Hampton Roads Click HERE.

Looking for a list of your Local Museums in Hampton Roads? Click HERE.