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Hampton History Museum

120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669
+1 757-727-1610
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Good museum but small - great for history buffs

This was a good little museum. It's small and not a vast amount of things, but if you're a history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
musket_trip
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I Had Family Down During Hampton University's Commencement And This Is One Of The Places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Algustus T
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Hampton, 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“first floor” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“my home town” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I Had Family Down During Hampton University's Commencement And This Is One Of The Places Everyone Wanted To Visit They Enjoyed It

Thank Algustus T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Free parking was an added bonus. The exhibits were very interesting.

Thank 554,891
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The exhibits in this museum show the local history of many cultures. Interesting to me was the description of the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge, which was a haven for escaped slaves.

1  Thank edq88222
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This museum displayed one of the best overviews of Hampton and it's area. Very impressed in their incorporation of all cultures.

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

interesting place, went with some friends. nice things to see for all ages. no food or drink sold there or allowed.

Thank bill p
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great place to start if you're visiting or have visitors coming to Hampton. It's also a great resource if you're new to the area. You'll find tons of travel brochures and maps for all of coastal Virginia and the Outer Banks of...More

Thank Mrs K
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Come and learn about Hampton's history !! They also have great events every month ranging from musical guests to reinactments of historical events !!!

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

i went thru this museum so fast because there just isn't enough in there to look at. it doesn't tell all there is to know about this area, just a few details but it's not that interesting. there are no hands on exhibits, nothing to...More

1  Thank Donna I
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I was sponsoring our family reunion, looking for a few extra places and things to do I happen to pass a sign of Hampton History Museum. They offered numerous events, historical places and sites that was visited by my family.

Thank D_mail2man
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