8 Sights in Hampton, United States (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Hampton, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Hampton, United States.List of cities in United States Sightseeing Tours in Hampton
1. Buckroe Beach Carousel
Buckroe Beach Carousel, also known as Philadelphia Toboggan Company Number Fifty and the Hampton Carousel, is a historic carousel operated by the Hampton History Museum located at Hampton, Virginia. It was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and installed at Buckroe Beach in 1920. It measures 45 feet in diameter and the platform consists of 18 sections. It has 42 oil paintings; 30 mirrors; a 1914 Bruder band organ that plays 66 key B. A. B. rolls, 48 hand-carved wooden horses placed three abreast; and two upholstered, hand-carved wooden chariots. It was disassembled in 1985 when the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park closed. It was restored between 1988 and 1991 by R&F Designs of Bristol, CT, and was installed that year in its present location in Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road, across from the Virginia Air and Space Center.
2. Hampton Hill Historic District
The Hampton Hill Historic District encompasses the historic village center of Hampton, Connecticut, a small rural community in Windham County. It is a linear district, extending for about 1 mile (1.6 km) along Connecticut Route 97, the major north-south route through the town, and laid out as a tree-lined boulevard. Most of the district's 62 historic buildings were built in the 19th century, with fifteen houses surviving from the 18th. Architecturally, they represent a cross-section of styles popular from the mid-18th to early 20th centuries, with vernacular forms most commonly found. One of the oldest buildings is a c. 1727 tavern, since converted to a private residence, while the town hall is located in an undistinguished 1920s former firehouse.
Wikipedia: Hampton Hill Historic District (EN), Heritage Website
3. Black's Store
Black's Store, also known as the Brettun & Black Museum, is an historic building located in Hampton, Illinois, United States. The mercantile store was built in 1849 and was the largest store in Northwest Illinois when it opened. It is a three-story brick structure that had one of the first elevators in the Midwest. Preservationist Ron Nelson of Bishop Hill, Illinois restored the elevator in recent years. The store served as a riverboat stop and later as a stop on the Galena Stagecoach.
4. The Hampton National Guard Armory (historical)
The Hampton National Guard Armory is a history military facility at 504 North King Street in Hampton, Virginia. A large brick building with Moderne styling, it was built in 1936 with funding support from the New Deal-era Works Progress Administration, and is one of the few surviving armories built in the inter-war period in coastal Virginia. It originally housed Battery D of the 111th Field Artillery, and was used as a community meeting space for dances and other social events.
5. Palmetto Theatre
Palmetto Theatre is a historic movie theater located at Hampton, Hampton County, South Carolina. It was built in 1946, and is an Art Deco-influenced Art Moderne style building. It features a prominent, ornate, projecting marquee with highly stylized neon lettering and geometric patterns. The theater was designed to seat 450 people, including balcony seats.
6. Carousel Park & Hampton Carousel
Buckroe Beach is a neighborhood in the independent city of Hampton, Virginia. It lies just north of Fort Monroe on the Chesapeake Bay. One of the oldest recreational areas in the state, it was long located in Elizabeth City County near the downtown area of the lost town of Phoebus prior to their consolidation with Hampton in 1952.
7. Landing and Impact Research Facility
The Lunar Landing Research Facility was an area at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia that was used to simulate Apollo Moon landings with a mock Lunar Module powered by a small rocket motor suspended from a crane over a simulated lunar landscape.
8. Thimble Shoal Light
Thimble Shoal Light is a sparkplug lighthouse in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay, north of the Hampton Roads channel. The third light at this location, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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