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Hampton History Museum

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Address: 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669
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+1 757-727-1610
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 bubblesReviewed July 9, 2016
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Hampton Virginia
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Come and learn about Hampton's history !! They also have great events every month ranging from musical guests to reinactments of historical events !!!

Thank Ken B
Hampton, Virginia, United States
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38 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

i went thru this museum so fast because there just isn't enough in there to look at. it doesn't tell all there is to know about this area, just a few details but it's not that interesting. there are no hands on exhibits, nothing to attract you or your children. i think if they were in a much bigger building... More 

Thank Donna I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I was sponsoring our family reunion, looking for a few extra places and things to do I happen to pass a sign of Hampton History Museum. They offered numerous events, historical places and sites that was visited by my family.

Thank D_mail2man
Hampton, Virginia
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103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a wonderful informative display of Hampton history in downtown Hampton. Near the Air and Space museum and a great day to spend in Hampton.

Thank 2muchfun4us
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I toured the museum with my 17-year-old daughter (her idea!). We enjoy history, and had been walking around the area around the museum visiting some of the historic sites. The woman on duty was very friendly and helpful (even asking if we had AAA to get a $1 discount). The museum has an excellent overview of the history of the... More 

Thank DDiceRC
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

Thank zaltyna4ocean
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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.

Thank travelblond
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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178 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Robert B
Columbus, Ohio
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

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

Thank Jon H

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