Museums & Galleries
Click a link below to find out more information about these fantastic Museums and Galleries in and surrounding the Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown area.
For more information visit the Watermen’s Museum website.
Explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, small craft from around the world, and much more. The Museum is set on a 550-acre woodland park with the five-mile Noland Trail around tranquil Lake Maury.
For more information visit the Mariners’ Museum website.
For more information visit the U.S. Army Transportation Museum website.
For more information visit the Virginia Living Museum website.
During the Civil War, Fort Monroe was a Union-held bastion in the center of a Confederate state and helped shelter thousands of slave refugees. See the cell where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned.
For more information visit the Casemate Museum website.
For more information visit the Hampton University Museum website.
See the Apollo 12 Command Module, a Mars meteorite and a three-billion-year-old moon rock! Visit the technologically advanced 3D IMAX Theater and see an IMAX film on a giant five-story screen with 16,000 watts of digital-sound.
For more information visit the Virginia Air & Space Center website.
For more information visit the Chrysler Museum of Art website.
It is also the home of the USS Wisconsin, which is maintained there as part of the United States Navy’s reserve fleet. Nauticus has an IMAX theater and shows nautically-related films on a rotating basis. The USS Wisconsin is the largest and last battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided or audiotape tour that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during World War II.
For more information visit the Nauticus website.
The aquarium also has more than 300 interactive exhibits, 1/2-acre aviary, and “larger than life” movies on an IMAX 3D movie screen. Seasonal boat trips for dolphin watching, whale watching and ocean collections are also available.
For more information visit the Virginia Aquarium website.