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“Nice place to visit.”

Hampton History Museum
Ranked #10 of 29 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.
Hertford, North Carolina
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit.”
Reviewed 19 May 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
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Needs more history”
Reviewed 15 April 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
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“very informative”
Reviewed 14 April 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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Massachusetts
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lovely Museum with interesting exhibits”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

This is a two story museum with, I think, half of it being a changing exhibit. The current exhibit is about the end of the Civil War and looked at the impact that the war had on individuals, mostly in Virginia.
Overall, the museum gave a good sense of the region's unique location during the Civil War and the history of the town. There are computers on the first floor that give more in depth information. It takes just about an hour to see everything and there's a gift shop with many reasonably-priced items. The museum staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Visited April 2013
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice museum”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Very nice museum, small, easy to navigate. My family had a good time, the gift shop is small, and the staff was really nice and very helpful!

Visited April 2013
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