Hampton Roads is...


…the largest naval and military base in the world Naval Station Norfolk, including the Atlantic Fleet and NATO commands in Norfolk and the Air Force strategic and tactical commands at Langley


…the Port of Virginia is the second largest porton the Eastern Seaboard, with the finest cargo facilities.


…a leading tourist destination, with famous colonial sights in the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown), popular beaches and aquarium in Virginia Beach, the superb Chrysler Museum in Norfolk and Mariners Museum in Newport News and many other attractions.


…a center of higher education, with six colleges and universities (Old Dominion University, William & Mary, Norfolk State, Hampton University, Christopher Newport University, Regent University, Virginia Wesleyen University). and community colleges (Tidewater, Thomas Nelson, Paul D. Camp).


…a notable concentration of research facilties, including the NASA Langley Research Center , the Jefferson National Laboratory nuclear accelerator, and the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center.

...NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, was established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, as a center for aeronautic research.  Wallops is now NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs.


…the arts capital of Virginia as the home of the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Stage Company, Ballet Virginia International, and Virginia Musical Stage.


…rich in history: the first permanent English settlement in America—America's First Region.


...Welcome to Hampton Roads!
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