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Hampton History Museum

120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA 23669-4096
+1 757-727-1610
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Varied events

This museum offers varied community events for the different age groups, which is a big plus for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia B
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Yorktown, Virginia
Amazing visit

Did you know Hampton is the SECOND oldest city in the country?? (The oldest is St. Augustine FL... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
upstartll8
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Richmond, Virginia
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Opened in 2003, the Hampton History Museum serves to increase the awareness and understanding of the history of Hampton by maintaining an educational and research center for the collection, exhibition, interpretation, preservation and promotion of the vast historic resources of the City.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA 23669-4096
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers varied community events for the different age groups, which is a big plus for the locals or those visiting from out of town. It is a two level museum that is clean and with many displays covering the history of Hampton, yet...More

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did you know Hampton is the SECOND oldest city in the country?? (The oldest is St. Augustine FL.) This place has so much history I never knew about. Take a tour!

Thank upstartll8
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

The museum is centrally located and focuses on local history dating back to before the original colony was settled. There is lots to see and lots to learn. Plan to spend about two hours - and don't miss the second floor!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I want to the History Museum and was pleasantly surprised by the nine permanent galleries sequenced in chronological order highlighting 400 years of the greater Hampton community. The museum provides a setting to walk through time and space and to learn about the circumstances and...More

Thank DrDawna
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

The presentation of the relics and history in this museum are wonderful. You will enjoy each exhibit. If you are in Hampton don't miss it.

Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Very Nice Museum to Visit and get history of the area. All indoor with lots of information. This is a good place for any type of day and good for kids and their education.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

My wife was traveling independently of me the last weekend in August and this is her review: Hampton, Virginia, America’s oldest, continuous, English-speaking settlement, has a rich and interesting history. The settlement was overshadowed in colonial times by the larger and more dominant community of...More

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

What an amazing and diverse collection! It is beautifully curated and very, very affordable. It is a great place to spend a really hot - or really cold - afternoon! Tours are welcome as well. Parking is a bit of a challenge but please don't...More

Thank Hamptonroadsrealtor
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Wow! Slavery is more than black & white. This helped explain the green of the situation. Helen & the other staff were fantastic. The sea to the stars pass is worth buying if you'll be in the area more than one day.

Thank GrammieSammie
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was a good little museum. It's small and not a vast amount of things, but if you're a history buff, it'll suit your needs. Military gets in free which is a nice perk.

Thank musket_trip
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