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Visitor Information -- For advance information, contact the Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau, 1919 Commerce Dr., Hampton, VA 23666 (tel. 800/800-2202 or 757/727-1102; fax 757/727-6712; www.hamptoncvb.com).

For information about Newport News, contact the Newport News Tourism Development Office, 700 Town Center Dr., Ste. 320, Newport News, VA 23606 (tel. 888/493-7386 or 757/926-1400; fax 757/926-1441; www.newport-news.org). The walk-in Newport News Visitor Center is in Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave., south of Fort Eustis Boulevard near Exit 250 off I-64 (tel. 888/493-7386 or 757/886-7777). It's open daily from 9am to 5pm except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

With 8,000 acres, Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave. (tel. 757/888-3333; www.nnparks.com), is the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi River and has one of the best campgrounds in Virginia.

Getting There -- From Williamsburg, take I-64 East. To reach downtown Hampton, take Exit 267 and turn right on Settlers Landing Road and cross the Hampton River to the visitor center (a left turn at the exit will take you to Fort Monroe and the Casemate Museum via the village of Poquoson). To reach the Mariners' Museum, take Exit 258 and follow J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (U.S. 17) south; the museum is at the southern end of the boulevard. From Norfolk and Virginia Beach, take I-64 West through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel to these exits.

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF; tel. 757/877-0221; www.nnwairport.com) is here, and Amtrak (tel. 800/872-7245; www.amtrak.com) has daily service to its station in Newport News.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.