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Outdoor Dining in Portsmouth Virginia

Outdoor Dining in Portsmouth Virginia

Enjoy Outdoor Dining in Portsmouth, Virginia Discover a variety of locally-owned bars and restaurants with outdoor dining throughout Portsmouth, Virginia.  From waterfront decks with spectacular river views to secluded garden patios and sidewalk cafés, find it in...

Commodore Richard Dale Monument

Commodore Richard Dale Monument

The Commodore Richard Dale Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia The Commodore Richard Dale Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth is both art and history.  Monuments often combine fine art with the history and people they commemorate. They also reflect the moments...

The Fresnel Lens on the Portsmouth Seawall

The Fresnel Lens on the Portsmouth Seawall

The Hog Island Fresnel Lighthouse Lens on the Portsmouth Seawall The Fresnel Lighthouse Lens on the Portsmouth Seawall is the only lens of its kind not housed in a museum setting.  When you take a stroll on the Portsmouth Seawall, observe the Hog Island Lighthouse...

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course in Portsmouth, Virginia

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course in Portsmouth, Virginia

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course Portsmouth's Premier Public Golf Course   Since 1956, Portsmouth has welcomed golfer's to play its Bide-a-Wee Public Golf Course.  Today,  novice and seasoned players, families with kids, and visitors to the Hampton Roads region enjoy...

Disney’s “The Finest Hours” and the Portsmouth Lightship Museum

Disney’s “The Finest Hours” and the Portsmouth Lightship Museum

I’m Diane L. Cripps, Curator of History, Portsmouth Museums and I hope you will enjoy this write up from Ross Patterson, about Ervin Maske, a Coast Guard seaman on his way to serve aboard our Lightship off Massachusetts in 1952, when a storm intervened. He wound up volunteering for a dangerous rescue mission. If the story sounds familiar, it may be because it was made into a 2016 movie by Walt Disney Pictures called The Finest Hours. The incident has been called the Coast Guard’s most daring rescue.

10 Things to Do Outside

10 Things to Do Outside

With the onslaught of COVID-19, it has never been more important for those who self-isolate to have opportunities to get outdoors, away from crowds, and enjoy the healing properties of nature. Explore new places, safely. Be mindful of those around you and keep at least 6 feet away.