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Virginia Beach: Museums & Historical Places

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  1. A Self-Guided Tour of African American History in Virginia Beach
    Brochure celebrating Virginia Beach's historic landmarks that showcase African Americans' craftmanship. Available in Virginia Welcome Centers, and on this link.

    Link to brochure: https://www.vaaccvb.org/uploads/1/3/4/3/134313943/african_american_history_print__3_.pdf
    Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Adam Thoroughgood House
    Historical home built circa 1719. Tours and special events. Free admission for tours.
    1636 Parish Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  3. Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
    Seasonal. Art & artifacts documenting the migratory birds that pass through this area of Eastern Virginia.
    1113 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 437-8432
  4. Ferry Plantation House
    Historic Federalist style home built in 1830. Tours of the home, special events, and summer camps available.
    4136 Cheswick Lane Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
    (757) 473-5182
  5. Francis Land House
    Historical home of a plantation owner, built circa 1805. Regular community programs and storytimes. Free events scheduled monthly.
    3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 385-5100
  6. Jerrassic Park
    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!
    1341 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457
    (757) 721-7767
  7. Lynnhaven House
    Small brick house, circa 1725, with period furnishings and tours.
    4405 Wishart Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 385-5100
  8. Military Aviation Museum
    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.
    1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
    (757) 721-7767
  9. Princess Anne County Training School Union Kempsville High School Museum
    First African American high school in Virginia Beach.
    5100 Cleveland Street Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 648-6006
  10. The Historic de Witt Cottage & Gardens
    A hidden "Gem" on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Built in 1895 by the first Mayor of VB, Mr. Bernard Holland for his Bride, Emily. 4,000 square feet of gardens surround the Cottage. Open to the public. Tours are available. Houses the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.
    1113 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 437-8432
  11. Virginia African American Cultural Center
    The mission of the Virginia African American Cultural Center, to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate the Commonwealth's African American history, culture and community from the early 1600s to the present, and to inform and educate the public about African American contributions and achievements in business, politics, religion, civic organizations and the Arts.
    744 Hampshire Lane Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
  12. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
    Hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. 3D IMAX® Theater. Boat trips, tours, children's programs. Birthday parties and summer camps available. Teen nature conservation programs and opportunities.
    717 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
    (757) 385-3474
  13. Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
    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.
    2401 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 422-1587
  14. Virginia Legends Walk
    Virginia Legends Walk's purpose is to honor great Virginians, past and present, who have made significant contributions to our nation and the world.
    13th Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue Virginia Beach, VA
  15. Virginia MOCA
    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.
    2200 Parks Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 425-0000
  16. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
    Sports museum with multimedia and interactive exhibits, as well as displays honoring Virginia sports stars.
    283 Constitution Drive, Suite 303 Virginia Beach VA 23462
  17. Whitehurst-Buffington House
    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.
    2441 North Landing Road Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 427-1151