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“"a good way to learn about Hampton"”

Hampton History Museum
Ranked #11 of 30 things to do in Hampton
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Owner description: 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.
Hampton, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“"a good way to learn about Hampton"”
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 Hampton".

Visited June 2013
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English first
alexandria, VA.
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Neat museum with a terrific staff”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

As newcomers to Hampton, we were absolutely delighted with the museum and the terrific staff at the visitors center. The museum provided us with a wonderful overview of Hampton and its great history. In addition to the museum, be sure to take a ride on the Carosel near the air and space museum, talk about a time travel back to your childhood, it hit the spot.

Visited June 2013
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Hertford, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit.”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a great little museum with a visitors center in the front and a fantastic gift shop. The museum has alot of historical items in it. The price is cheep and makes this a nice hour or two to enjoy for your money. Even the gift shop has unique items that surpisingly is not very expenisive. Out the back door of this place is St. Johns Church. A must see church. It is hand carved wood inside and just shows how some of our first churchs were in size and decore in the day.

Visited May 2013
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Hampton, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Needs more history”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Interesting look at past history but it somehow seems lacking in exhibits, photos, etc. There must be more historical photographs, there just has to be, with Hampton's rich history. Kind of disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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Hampton Roads
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“very informative”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

lived here all my life,i still learn more about hampton from this museum.price for entry is very low and the staff is very helpful

Visited January 2013
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