Celebrate Black History Month with guided bus tour of Hampton’s Black history and culture sites.
The 400 Years Forward Bus Tour visits the site at Fort Monroe where the first Africans in English North America arrived at Old Point Comfort in August 1619 aboard the ship, White Lion.
The tour includes Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center which features exhibits telling the story of the first landing of Africans in English North America and the “Contraband Decision” at Fort Monroe during the Civil War.
A special guided tour of the Hampton History Museum will be given. The galleries include the first African arrival in 1619, and the Hidden Figures exhibit showcasing the city’s involvement with the U.S. space program.
A libation ceremony will be performed. Lunch will be served at Mango Mangeaux: A Simply Panache Bistro.
The 400 Years Forward Bus Tour is led by Deanna McRae King, African American storyteller, and owner of Fruits & Roots Wine Tours.
Tour dates are Feb. 11 -12 and Feb. 25 – 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The tickets for the tour are $52.99 (adults) and $45.99 (kids) and include a visit to the sites, lunch, a gift bag, and pick up and drop off at The Landing at Hampton Marina. To purchase tickets click here. For more information call 757-727-1102.