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  • Travel and Explore Places Of Interest

     "Virginia Beach, VA"
     
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     
     
     For more than a hundred years, Virginia Beach has been visited for it's wonderful beaches and community area around Chesapeake Bay. The settlement was founded by settlers like Adam Thoroughgood, his household is said to be the oldest non-Spanish brick house in the United States. Christians from all around and alike come to Virginia Beach just to see CBN, the Christian Broadcasting Network for a tour and sit in with the audience on "The 700 Club". The beaches have easy access by boardwalks to surfing, sailing, and scuba rentals. Explore the Virginia Marine Science Museum and the Great Dismal Swamp, holding a jungle of gnarled cypress offering 3-hour boat tours. The area was noted for being a graveyard for ships on the Atlantic coast in the 1870s and Congress authorized construction of of lifesaving stations in the area, which developed into what today is the city of Virginia Beach.

     Adam Thoroughgood House
     S.E. of jct. US 13 and US 60
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 460-7588
     
     This restored, partially furnished 17th-century brick house is a fine example of early Virginia domestic architecture.

     Cape Henry Memorial
     Fort Story Military Reservation
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 898-3400
     
     A stone cross memorial commemorating the landing on April 26, 1607, of the first English settlers in Virginia.

     Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
     US 13 across the mouth of the bay from Virginia Beach to Virginia's Eastern Shore
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     
     
     This route offers a panoramic view by the use of bridges, tunnels, and four man-made islands.

     Christian Broadcasting Network
     I-64 exit 286B, south to 977 Centerville Tpke.
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 579-2745
     
     The center offers tours of the production studios of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) television shows.

     Francis Land House
     3131 Virgina Beach Blvd.
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 431-4000
     
     Built by a wealthy planter in the mid- to late 18th-century has guides tell the story of the Lands and their home.

     Lynnhaven House
     Wishart Rd.
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 460-1688
     
     This 1725 brick house is furnished in its period and has a small graveyard and period gardens are also housed on the grounds.

     New Lighthouse
     
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     
     
     This lighthouse replaced the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse in 1881 and is one of the tallest cast iron lighthouses in the United States.

     Norwegian Lady
     25th St., facing the sea
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     
     
     A 9-foot bronze statue commemorating the 1891 shipwreck of the Norwegian Bark Dictator. Also there is a twin statue in Moss, Norway.

     Ocean Breeze Fun Park
     General Booth Blvd.
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 425-1241
     
     This amusement park has four areas of fun: Wildwater Rapids, Motorworld, Strike Zone batting cages, and Shipwreck Golf.

     Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
     SR 305, Fort Story
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 422-9421
     
     This lighthouse marks the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and was built in 1791.

     Old Coast Guard Station Museum, The
     24th St. and Atlantic Ave.
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757) 422-1587
     
     The museum is a restored lifesaving/Coast Guard station in 1903 and the museum holds information about the history of the United States lifesaving and Coast Guard services.

     Virginia Marine Science Museum
     717 General Booth Blvd.
     Virginia Beach, Virginia
     (757)425-3474 or 427-4305
     
     The museum shows Virginia's marine environment and man's interaction with it.

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