One of the Commonwealth’s largest cities, Virginia Beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean with access to the Chesapeake Bay.
The area was founded by English colonists who landed at Cape Henry and eventually went on to settle Jamestown in 1607. The original Cape Henry lighthouse was erected in 1792 and is still recognized today for its historical and architectural significance. A replica of the lighthouse is a focal point of our Memory Center, Virginia Beach Town Center.
Today Virginia Beach is a prime vacation destination but also home to many state parks, golf courses, a national wildlife refuge, military bases, major universities, arts, culture and more including:
- The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
- Back Bay Wildlife Preserve
- The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
- The Virginia Beach Boardwalk
- Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
- Virginia Beach Convention Center
- The Virginia Beach Amphitheater
The Memory Center is located in the heart of Virginia Beach with easy access to the Virginia Beach oceanfront, major medical centers, restaurants, shopping and Norfolk International Airport.