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Hampton History Museum

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Address: 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669
Phone Number: (757)727-1610
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Description: Opened in 2003, the Hampton History Museum serves to increase the...
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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Small but packed

Small museum but does good job of summarizing the area from history and social aspects. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Anglophile_girl48
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very interesting but inconsistent with quality of displays. Some were well marked and informative, others were not or were missing stuff. Some work needed here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Small museum but does good job of summarizing the area from history and social aspects. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This museum is small but is stocked with lots of things that will explain the area and the settlement of 1610. Lots of Indian history of Powhatan and the Federation of the area. Artifacts from that time up to the present. Nice gift shop and meeting room for special events and talks on the first floor. Second floor has special... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is not a large museum, but for what it is -- a local museum of an area with a long history -- it's very nice. The museum is in a good location and inside a lovely vintage building that has been nicely renovated. The first floor is, I believe, permanent exhibits that tell the history of not only Hampton,... More 

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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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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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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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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 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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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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