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Hampton History Museum

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Address: 120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA 23669-4096
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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Doctor Who visit

This was our first visit and we were drawn here because of the Doctor Who exhibit. If I had small children still, they would really have enjoyed the activities on site. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Hampton History Museum for a special Doctor Who event. It was EXTREMELY busy to see the TARDIS and the Daleks on display. My friend and I went into the exhibit area after seeing the Doctor Who stuff and found a museum that chronicles the history in and around Hampton. It was fun pretending to be tourist in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit and we were drawn here because of the Doctor Who exhibit. If I had small children still, they would really have enjoyed the activities on site. The T.A.R.D.I.S. replica and the Dalek's were awesome to see! We enjoyed our experience.

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Thank travelblond
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This museum is conveniently located across the street from the Virginia Air and Space Center. You can visit both in one day. Keep in mind that this is not a children's themed museum like the Virginia Air and Space Center, so it will not be interesting for young kids. It will take you about an hour to walk though and... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but very well done. I would have liked to learn more about Hampton's Black Resort and more about the steamship experience but Civil War and WEI and WWII were okay. Some exhibits were quite moving. You wander without docent thru five or six rooms covering hundreds of years. The admission person did not seem interested in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

An surprisingly excellent collection of artifacts and information from many different time periods. Well laid out as well.

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Thank Jon H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

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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Thank KMc4528
Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

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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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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Manassas, Virginia
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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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Richmond
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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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