Begin your journey at Cape Henry Lighthouse, in Virginia Beach. Standing near the "First Landing" site of the Jamestown settlers where in 1607, Captain Christopher Newport raised a cross to offer thanks for their safe crossing of the Atlantic.
After lunch, head to Norfolk where you will see the MacArthur Memorial. The memorial gives a detailed history about General Douglas MacArthur's life through a short film and a number of exhibits.
Tonight will be at the Boxwood Inn in Lee Hall. Be greeted by the owner, Kathy Hulick, and enjoy a great meal provided by her award-winning son, Chef Josh Varga. Kathy will give us a bit of the history of the home as well as the area.
Rise and shine for day two. Smithfield is your destination this morning, home of Smithfield Ham. Tour St. Luke's Church, America's oldest church of English foundation and also the oldest surviving Gothic architecture in America.
The village of Smithfield is well known for their eclectic shops, great lunch spots and you'll have time to explore on your own.
Board the coach and cross the James River Bridge to Newport News and The Virginia Living Museum. See living exhibits depicting Virginia's natural heritage from the mountains to the ocean.
Enjoy a relaxed evening listening to some of your favorite music, visiting with new friends and discussing everything you've taken in as day two comes to a close.
Soak up the sun on the a 3-hr cruise on the Miss Hampton II while your guide leads you to historic Fort Wool. Hear a bit of the history of Fort Monroe and marvel at the ships at Naval Station Norfolk. Lunch will be served on the boat while taking in the sights.
Move on to The Mariners' Museum. The museum itself is one of the largest and most prestigious maritime museums in the world. Designated "America's National Maritime Museum" by the United States Congress, the museum is home to the premier Civil War attraction in the country - USS Monitor Center.
Dine at Tucanos Brazilian Grill where no one walks away hungry. It's not merely a salad bar; it's a salad festival to begin your meal. Next, you will pick and choose your meats and vegetables which are brought directly to your table by the meat servers. Keep your Tucanos Cue green side up and they will continue to bring fresh selections to your table.
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