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Hampton History Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small, But Interesting!

This is a relatively small museum that has a lot of historical information about the area. The... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Buena Park, California
Superior museum on a small scale.

Well worth the few dollars to visit an especially complete history review of the Hampton area and... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Nicktown, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA 23669-4096
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is a relatively small museum that has a lot of historical information about the area. The changing exhibit of the moment are the pictures and maps of a Union mapmaker. The detail in his pictures and maps were astounding! We found that exhibit to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Well worth the few dollars to visit an especially complete history review of the Hampton area and great coverage of the early settlers. Great staff, helpful to the max.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Hampton History Museum is a Wonderful Treasure Trove of History, Knowledge and Continuing Education for The Peninsula...although we grew up in Hampton we learn something new every time we visit and there are wonderful ongoing lecture series about everything Hampton as well as our National...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We loved the museum we found it very interesting and we learned a lot of very cool things about Hampton

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

A very nice facility. The staff was friendly, well informed and professional. Great history display.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Hampton History Museum provided a wonderful synopsis of the history of the city of Hampton from the beginning of English settlements to the present day. Lots of interesting historical facts about the town that even as a local I hadn't known about before we toured...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carrie H
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Clean facilities, well developed and clearly presented displays. The staff was helpful and willing to share their stories. Hampton Museum focuses on the development of Hampton and environs. It is across the street of a historic church and cemetery which adds a dimension to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

This museum offers varied community events for the different age groups, which is a big plus for the locals or those visiting from out of town. It is a two level museum that is clean and with many displays covering the history of Hampton, yet...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Did you know Hampton is the SECOND oldest city in the country?? (The oldest is St. Augustine FL.) This place has so much history I never knew about. Take a tour!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank upstartll8
Reviewed March 19, 2018

The museum is centrally located and focuses on local history dating back to before the original colony was settled. There is lots to see and lots to learn. Plan to spend about two hours - and don't miss the second floor!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 349Charles25
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Response from Nancy J | Reviewed this property |
I would allow an hour but you could spend more. If you have small children you could get through in 45 min if they get antsy....There is a lot of interesting information if you take the time to read it all.