Veterans Day Admission Specials/Discounts & Events



Veterans Day is reserved for appreciating those who have, and who continue to, put their lives on the line to serve our country. Many of our local community programs are publicizing discounts for Military in honor of the day.

Our friends over at MilitaryBridge have put together a HUGE list of local (and national) discounts that will be available in honor of Veterans Day. There are lots of special events and discounts for popular family activities over the next few days including the following:

Veterans Day at The Virginia Aquarium
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
November 9-17, 2019
The Virginia Aquarium is proud to honor our military with a Veteran's Day Special. From November 9-17​, 2019, take half off Aquarium admission for active duty military, retirees, and veterans. Discount applies only to the individual who served, not the family. Some form of military ID required, including Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired), VA ID card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Driver's License with Veterans Designation, government (local, state, or national) ID with individual photographed in uniform, wearing your uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g. American Legion, VFW), Federal Veterans ID Card, DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification showing military service.

Free Admission for Military at Colonial Williamsburg 
November 8-11, 2019 
Colonial Williamsburg is offering FREE admission during Veterans Day weekend, Friday through Monday, November 8-11, to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents.

Veteran's Day Celebration at Chrysler Museum
One Memorial Place Norfolk, Virginia
Sunday, November 10, 2019 from at 2pm
Celebrate Veterans Day with a tour of the Chrysler's permanent collection that will highlight the service of military members and their families throughout history.

Veterans Day at the Children's Museum
High Street, Portsmouth VA
November 9-11, 2019
$5 Discount Saturday, November 9 – Monday, November 11 In honor of all those who served, the Children’s Museum of Virginia will offer a discounted $5 admission to all veterans, retired and active-duty military, with a valid I.D. Children under 2 are free.

Free Admission to National Parks 
All National Parks 
November 11, 2019 
In honor of Veterans Day all National Parks will offer Free Admission 

Veterans Day at the War Museum
25th Street & West Avenue in downtown Newport News, VA
Monday, November 11, 2019
The annual Veterans Day ceremony is held at the Victory Arch.

Veterans Day at Cinema Cafe locations: On Veterans Day (Mon 11/11) - Cinema Cafe will be giving out free movie passes to Military* that come in ON VETERANS DAY *Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, & Veteran*

Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony
Chesapeake City Hall, 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11am
At 11 a.m. Nov. 11, the public, current and former members of the U.S. military and their families, are invited to join other local veterans, city officials and community leaders for a special Veterans Day Ceremony on the steps of City Hall, 306 Cedar Road.

Veterans Day Ceremony at MacArthur Memorial
198 Bank St. Norfolk VA Free and open to the public.
Monday, November 11, 2019 from 2-4pm
The Veteran's Day Ceremony at the MacArthur Memorial will begin in the Visitors Center Theater. A wreath laying will follow at General MacArthur’s grave. The keynote speaker will be Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA). This event is co-sponsored by the City of Norfolk, the MacArthur Memorial, and the City of Norfolk’s Commission on Veteran’s Affairs. Free and open to the public.

Veterans Day Ceremony
High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA
Monday, November 11, 2019 from 11am-12pm
Come out and celebrate Veteran’s Day by honoring the military with a special guest speaker and a military musical medley performed by the Tidewater Concert Band. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Veterans Day Parade
16th Street and Atlantic Avenue to 19th Street, Virginia Beach VA 
Monday, November 11, 2019, starting at 9am 
​Get ready for one of the biggest and best Veterans Day parades this area has ever seen. More than 100 units with multiple components have signed up to march or perform during this year's annual parade, hosted by the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations (HRCVO). The parade starts at 9am at 16th Street and Atlantic Avenue, and will end at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial on 19th Street, across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Immediately following the parade, a formal ceremony will be held at the parade reviewing stand, located across the street from the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, 1000 19th St. This service will include military and civilian honors to the Veterans.


CLICK HERE to check out the BIG list of Veterans Day Discounts from Military Bridge!

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