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“Neat museum with a terrific staff”

Hampton History Museum
Ranked #9 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.
Reviewed 22 June 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.

Thank kulahouse
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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.

Thank Karen A
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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.

Thank Bob C
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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

Thank mityqwik
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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.

Thank baystater
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