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Hampton History Museum

120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669
(757)727-1610
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Hampton
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Opened in 2003, the Hampton History Museum serves to increase the awareness and understanding of...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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.

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English first
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202 reviews 202 reviews
98 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We like the metal ship. The kids liked most of the colorful exhibits. The ladies working in the museum gave lots of helpful tips and advice about the area. I went in several times just with questions.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

What this place has going for it is a very friendly and helpful staff; otherwise, it's just an average museum. Some of the artifacts were really interesting while others were just ho-hum. Part of the problem was how they're displayed: One room was so dark that it was difficult to read any information. Other exhibits were missing numbers that connected... More 

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slc
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The museum heavily promoted its second annual SteamPunk event. Expecting to be dazzled by imaginative displays, 6 pieces were displayed in a small room with no written labels to explain what you were looking at and nothing on what SteamPunk is or represents. The only other person in the room was a vendor selling jewelry. Certainly not an "event", certainly... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The exhibits are absolutely incredible and are very well maintained by the curators. There are also reproductions of the original art work for sale.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The museum was very informative. We thought we were well informed about the early settlements of VA. We now know much that is not in the school history books. Personnel at the visitor center were extremely helpful, recommending what to see and some excellent restaurants.

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Hampton, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

There's nothing to really dislike about the Hampton History Museum, it,s cheap and informative, that's hard to beat. Hampton, Va. is the Oldest English Speakinjg Settlement in the United States. That's in the history books and is rich in history. The exibits are interesting to look at and tell a story. The museum is "a good way to learn about... More 

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alexandria, VA.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

As newcomers to Hampton, we were absolutely delighted with the museum and the terrific staff at the visitors center. The museum provided us with a wonderful overview of Hampton and its great history. In addition to the museum, be sure to take a ride on the Carosel near the air and space museum, talk about a time travel back to... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a great little museum with a visitors center in the front and a fantastic gift shop. The museum has alot of historical items in it. The price is cheep and makes this a nice hour or two to enjoy for your money. Even the gift shop has unique items that surpisingly is not very expenisive. Out the back... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Interesting look at past history but it somehow seems lacking in exhibits, photos, etc. There must be more historical photographs, there just has to be, with Hampton's rich history. Kind of disappointed.

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Hampton Roads
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

lived here all my life,i still learn more about hampton from this museum.price for entry is very low and the staff is very helpful

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