Military and History

Military and History
Military and History
2101 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Virginia Beach City
Phone: (800) 700-7702
Phone: (757) 385-6642
Fax: (757) 437-4747
Military and History

Day One PM – Experience the Old Coast Guard Station through the Surfman Chronicles for tales of shipwrecks long ago. Have a special evening of dinner entertainment at ¬Waterman’s – invite the Doorway Singers for “Liberty Call.

Day Two AM – After breakfast in your hotel, pick up your step-on guide for a view of area history including Fort Story and the Cape Henry Lighthouses. PM – Head to Norfolk to visit the USS Wisconsin, the last and largest battleship built by the U.S. Navy. Take a stroll through Nauticus, an interactive maritime science center, and visit the MacArthur Memorial - the final resting place of Five-Star General Douglas MacArthur. On your way back to the beach, stop for dinner at Town Center and enjoy a micro brewery lesson at Gordon Biersch or Irish fare at Keagans.

Day Three AM – After breakfast at Mary’s, a local favorite for over 40 years, tour the past at the Adam Thoroughgood House, a National Historic Landmark built in 1719. Pay a visit to the Francis Land House, an early 19th century Plantation Home. Then it’s back to the present for The Sound of Freedom at NAS Oceana. PM – Take a walk on one of America’s top 10 boardwalks – be sure to stop at the -Naval Aviation Monument Park, honoring our rich naval aviation heritage. Then see amazing aircraft firsthand – head over to the Military Aviation Museum for SwingTime in the Skies, a tour and dinner with high-flying songs and entertainment.

Day Four AM – After a breakfast of fluffy pancakes at Pocahontas Pancake House, make your way to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. This beach cottage was built in 1895 and is the oldest remaining structure on the oceanfront. On your way back home visit Hangar 09, and then stop for lunch at the ¬Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Enjoy a shopping spree at Virginia’s Originals. Go behind the scenes at one of the seven engineering ¬wonders of the modern world and enjoy lunch in the middle of the Bay at the Chesapeake Grill.

Last Updated: 8/8/2013 2:37 PM