3 Must-Do’s in Hampton, Virginia

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Hold an event for up to 2,000 with the aircraft as the backdrop at the Virginia Air & Space Center.

Located on the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula, Hampton is known for its seafaring culture (which it gets from its Chesapeake Bay location), historic roots and NASA connection. For visiting groups, following are three activities that will leave attendees with a true sense of this lovely southern city.

1) Host an off-site event at Virginia Air & Space Center
The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base. The center features the Adventures in Flight and Space Quest galleries, as well as over 100 hands-on exhibits. There are four generations of spacecraft on permanent display, including the Apollo 12 Command Module. Events for 20 to 2,000 can be held during hours in the Aerospace Library or after hours in the Space Gallery, History Gallery or Main Gallery. Companies can even arrange for a private IMAX movie for attendees.

2) Tour the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe
Fort Monroe was named a National Monument by President Obama on November 1, 2011. It the site where the first Africans landed in British North America and where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned. Both Robert E. Lee and Edgar Allen Poe were stationed at Fort Monroe. It is also the site where the Contraband Slave Decision was made by General Benjamin Butler, a decision that later led to the Emancipation Proclamation.

3) Charter the Miss Hampton II
The Miss Hampton II, Hampton’s double-decked tour boat, offers daily narrated cruises of the Hampton Roads Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. Groups of up to 117 people can enjoy a three-hour cruise or an all-day river experience.

 

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Barbara Scofidio
Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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