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Hampton History Museum

120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669
(757)727-1610
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Hampton
Type: History 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... more » 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. « less
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English first
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a two story museum with, I think, half of it being a changing exhibit. The current exhibit is about the end of the Civil War and looked at the impact that the war had on individuals, mostly in Virginia. Overall, the museum gave a good sense of the region's unique location during the Civil War and the history... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Very nice museum, small, easy to navigate. My family had a good time, the gift shop is small, and the staff was really nice and very helpful!

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