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The Story of Virginia

Tidewater: The Mariners’ Museum and Park and Hampton History Museum

Wednesday, February 13, 8:00am6:30pm
Members $129 (Join today)
Part of the Virginia Journeys category.
Part of the program.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park

The Mariners’ Museum and Park preserves and interprets maritime history through an international collection of ship models, figureheads, paintings, and other maritime artifacts.  Designated by Congress as “America’s National Maritime Museum,” it is home to the USS Monitor Center, a state-of-the-art exhibition and conservation lab.

A guided “highlights” tour of the museum’s priceless collection is included.


Hampton History Museum

The Hampton History Museum’s extensive collection highlight 400 years of the greater Hampton community, including the diverse contributions of Native American chiefdoms, English settlement, arrival of the first Africans, revolutionary and civil wars, and the future of space exploration.

A specially-led tour of their exhibition galleries and a presentation focusing on the basic science, physics and math concepts that were involved in the early days of the manned space flight program, especially the Apollo Space Flights and the work of the African American female mathematicians at NASA is included.

This travel program includes lunch at the Hampton Yacht Club on the Hampton River.  With a rich history of its own, dating back to 1926, the club is a yachting and social center on the Virginia Peninsula.


Virginia Journeys is a member-only travel program.

The reservation fee includes transportation, admission fees, lunch, and snacks and beverages while in transit.

The reservation fee is nonrefundable.  Cancelled reservations may be eligible for a charitable contribution tax deduction and will be receipted.

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