With a rich history that includes hosting Virginia’s only World’s Fair, the 1907
Jamestown Exposition, waterfront Norfolk
is home to tour-capable Naval Station
Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base,
and this contemporary museum on the
Created jointly by the Nauticus Foundation and the City of Norfolk, the multivenue Nauticus presents diverse interactive experiences that celebrate Norfolk’s
maritime past and present. These include
the Battleship Wisconsin, recipient of five
battle stars in World War II and available
for self-guided and guided top-deck and
interior tours, events and overnight stays.
Multiple versatile venues within Nauticus itself include the third-floor Power of
the Sea Galleries, hosting up to 800 people
for standing receptions, and on the second
floor, the U.S. Navy-operated Hampton
Roads Naval Museum. Scenic space at the
adjacent Half Moone Cruise & Celebration
Center includes the Grand Rotunda and
outdoor Promenade Deck.
George Washington’s Mount
Vernon, Mount Vernon
Encompassing nearly 500 acres of preserved historic property along the Potomac
River, the home of America’s original presidential couple is the most visited historic
estate in the nation. Open year-round, this
Fairfax County and American treasure is a
requisite for groups, with programs for every agenda. These include private evening
mansion tours, the wreath laying ceremony at George and Martha’s tombs, and
exploration of the interactive galleries and
theaters within the acclaimed Donald W.
Reynolds Museum and Education Center.
Planners and participants have a prestigious address for events and meetings, too,
with options including the 200-seat Robert
BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN, NAUTICUS, NORFOLK