Virginia Beach: Museums & Historical Places

Adam Thoroughgood House

Description: Historical home built circa 1719. Tours and special events. Free admission for tours.
Phone: 757-385-5100

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Description: Seasonal. Art & artifacts documenting the migratory birds that pass through this area of Eastern Virginia.
Phone: (757) 437-8432

Ferry Plantation House

Description: Historic Federalist style home built in 1830. Tours of the home, special events, and summer camps available.
Phone: (757) 473-5182

Francis Land House

Description: Historical home of a plantation owner, built circa 1805. Regular community programs and storytimes. Free events scheduled monthly.
Phone: (757) 385-5100

Jerrassic Park

Description: See our unique collection of dinosaur sculptures at the entrance to the Virginia Beach Airport and museum property. It’s a great place to bring your kids or grandchildren if they like dinosaurs! Jerrassic Park is Free to the public! Visit Jerrassic Park and win a prize for identifying all the dinosaurs! Free to children under 6, as well as grandfathers. Puzzle prizes will be awarded for $1 to all other ages. Solve the dinosaur puzzle to claim your grand prize!
Phone: (757) 721-7767

Lynnhaven House

Description: Small brick house, circa 1725, with period furnishings and tours.
Phone: (757) 460-7109

Military Aviation Museum

Description: The Military Aviation Museum, located at the Virginia Beach Airport, is home to one of the largest private collections of First and Second World War, and Korean War era fighters, bombers, trainers and seaplanes. Summer Camps and Special Events, Homeschool Events and Storytimes available.
Phone: (757) 721-7767

Union Kempsville Museum

Description: First African American high school in Virginia Beach.
Phone: (757) 648-6006

Virginia Aquarium

Description: Hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. 3D IMAX® Theater. Boat trips, tours, children's programs. Birthday parties and summer camps available.
Phone: (757) 385-3474

Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

Description: Discover Virginia Beach history in one of the oldest buildings on the boardwalk. Exhibits cover shipwrecks, rescues, and local storms, along with boardwalk, surfing, and lifeguard history. Group tours and homeschool programs available.
Phone: (757) 422-1587

Virginia Legends Walk

Description: Virginia Legends Walk's purpose is to honor great Virginians, past and present, who have made significant contributions to our nation and the world.
Phone: (757) 463-4500

Virginia MOCA

Description: The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art offers a variety of classes and camps for children and teens ages 2 -17. Campers exercise their imaginations and express themselves through art classes designed to challenge and inspire. Explore a wide variety of media including animation, clay, glass, painting, photography, and more! Homeschool Classes available. Preschool Art Classes available. Regularly scheduled Free Family Fest events.
Phone: (757) 425-0000

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Description: Sports museum with multimedia and interactive exhibits, as well as displays honoring Virginia sports stars. Birthday Parties available.
Phone: 757-800-1555

Whitehurst-Buffington House

Description: The Whitehurst-Buffington House, circa 1793, is designated as one of the 50 most historically significant structures in Virginia Beach. The Whitehurst-Buffington House is currently being restored and preserved as a living example of Virginia life in the 18th and 19th centuries and as a tribute to the Whitehurst family. Hampton Roads Group
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