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

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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We visited today with our children (8,11,13 & 14). Two of our boys are Scouts, and we visited today to see the FREE Indian Experience in the Great Hall and the tour with a Docent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
KMc4528
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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133 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited today with our children (8,11,13 & 14). Two of our boys are Scouts, and we visited today to see the FREE Indian Experience in the Great Hall and the tour with a Docent of the Indian Exhibit (15 min). The children made "wampum" bracelets out of pony beads and made chalk drawings (much like cave painting). The demonstrators... More 

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Virginia
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's tell a cursory story and never really does what museums should. Entice visitors. Needs to rethink its approach.

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Thank Calvin M
Hampton, Virginia
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great place to see history and artifacts of the Hampton Roads area. Another thing to do is check out the concerts featuring local musicians.

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Thank pat23661
Manassas, Virginia
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145 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I grew up in Hampton though I have moved many times since, however this is a great starting point to understand the history of Hampton, VA due to the pure nature of its location to Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown

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Thank HAMPTONUNIVPIRATE
Richmond
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We visited this museum for the Bayshore Beach celebration. While the museum is small it has a lot to offer regarding artifacts and information about the area. The curator was very knowledgeable and informative.

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Thank ANIK&D
Hampton, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Hampton History Museum contains many interesting artifacts and displays depicting the Hampton's 400+ year history. Adults and children will enjoy walking through it. Completing a tour of the museum itself takes about 2 hours. Many of the items for sale in the gift shop are unique to Hampton and those interested in history in general and Hampton's in particular... More 

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Thank David M
NYC
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220 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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Thank TonyTTA
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Thank Anglophile_girl48
Smithfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
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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181 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 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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