Clarion Inn & Suites By Hampton Convention Center
1809 W Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 838-5011
Fax: (757) 838-7349
Before you begin touring Hampton, make a visit to the Visitors Center on Commerce Drive. The knowledgeable and helpful staff will give you first hand tips. Trust the specialist to make the right travel itinerary according to your needs and desires. Make sure you secure the Hampton Day Pass Value Card that will avail you many offers and benefits. Also pick up the Official Hampton Visitors Guide with valuable tips and pictures. There is even a virtual flip book that will equip you with basic information on Hampton before you make a visit here.
Located in Virginia, this landmark is city public park and a petting zoo. It was opened in the year 1966 in the name Old MacDonald’s farm. It resembles a farm is home to various farm and wild animals habitable in the Virginia region. The park allows petting where the visitors can buy and feed food to the animals. The park includes a picnic area, a small lake, a playground, and houses various antique farm equipment. Events include storytelling and performance sessions every Friday and a Halloween special as well.
Aberdeen Gardens is a community that was planned for the resettlement of African Americans. Built in 1934, its construction included several houses, stores and gardens spread over 440 acres (180 hectares). This neighborhood is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
The oldest continuous English-speaking parish in the United States, this church has been at its present site on lovely Queens Way since 1728 and it is the only building standing today that survived the town's burning during the Civil War.
This 456 acre recreational facility features two lakes, wetlands areas, trails for hiking and biking, fishing, non-motorized boating, picnic areas, a campground, tent cabins for rent, and a beautiful nature center.
One of only 170 working antique wooden carousels in the United States, this fully restored 1920 carousel was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and the merry-go-round's 48 horses and two chariots were hand carved by Russian, German, and Italian immigrant artisans.
Explore Hampton's rich African American heritage at more than a dozen sites where you can see "Freedom's Fortress," also known as Fort Monroe, where runaway slaves were protected during the Civil War, or visit the Emancipation Oak where President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was first read to Hampton residents.
Observers at Fort Wool watched the battle of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, formerly known as the USS Merrimack. It was burned when Union forces evacuated Norfolk. She survived because she burned to the waterline. The Confederate forces salvaged her, converted her to an ironclad and renamed her the Virginia. The battle is referred to as the Monitor - Merrimack Battle except to most of those of Southern heritage.
Virginia's only-known African American missionary chapel, the sanctuary of this chapel holds a permanent exhibit that helps visitors understand the religious lives of post-Civil War African Americans in Virginia. The display includes handwritten Sunday school lessons, photographs, a 12 minute video, and 19th century religious books.
Hampton Roads only MicroBrewery. Tours provided Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekend by appointment.
Victory Landing Park beckons you to sample its lush green lands and promises you a day full of leisurely fun and activities. Hosting a wide range of events for you and your family, this park attracts hoards of tourists year after year. The Virginia Peninsula's biggest July 4th event features nationally known entertainers, food vendors, children's rides and fireworks over the James River. Call the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism at Newport News for more details on current and upcoming events.
James Apostle Fields was born a slave in Hanover County, Virginia and found refuge at Fort Monroe during the Civil War in 1862 as "Contraband of War." Mr. Fields was one of the first twenty pupils to graduate from Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) in 1871. In 1881, Fields graduated from the School of Law at Howard University. In 1887, Fields served as the Commonwealth's Attorney for Warwick County (now Newport News). In 1889, Fields served in the Virginia General Assembly. In 1908, a team of four doctors pioneered the establishment of the first hospital for blacks in the city. Other than the city's jail infirmary, this institution was the only hospitalization outlet for blacks.