HAMPTON—Air Power Park, the roadside museum that celebrates Hampton’s history in aviation and space exploration, closed its grounds on Monday, November 21 to address issues with tidal and freshwater flooding.
The revitalization work will include regrading park grounds and adding a retaining bulkhead along Newmarket Creek. While work is going on, the grounds and waterfront will be closed to the public. However, the public will still have access to the indoor section of the museum as well as the Waterwalk Trail that runs adjacent to the park. The trail may be intermittently closed during construction for safety reasons.
The indoor museum at the center of the park includes themed rooms with more than 325 models of aircraft, spacecraft, and nautical vessels representing all the U.S. branches of service and some other nations.
The revitalization work is expected to continue through the winter and into May of 2023. The indoor part of the museum, which is located at 413 W. Mercury Blvd. in Hampton, is open daily from 9am to 5pm. For additional information, call 757-726-0650.