If you want to get in touch with our country's history, one of the best places to do it is Coastal Virginia.
The "Old Dominion," site of the first permanent English colony in the United States, offers numerous areas and attractions that bring our nation's story to life. They include:
Newport News, where you can see the Mariners' Museum (and the recently resurrected USS Monitor), the Virginia Living Museum and the Virginia War Museum;
Norfolk, home of the battleship USS Wisconsin, the MacArthur Memorial, and the world's largest naval base;
Hampton, site of the Virginia Air & Space Museum, old Fort Wool, and Hampton University;
Virginia Beach, with the First Landing Cross and historic Cape Henry Lighthouse;
Yorktown, scene of the victorious battle that ended the American Revolution;
Jamestown, where Captain John Smith's Fort and Chief Powhatan's Village are re-created;
Colonial Williamsburg, the restoration of Virginia's first capital and hotbed of revolutionary ferver.
For further information, call the Virginia Tourism Corporation at 1-800-VISIT VA, or access their website at www.virginia.org. Enjoy!