Hampton History Museum

120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Hampton City
Phone: (757) 727-1610
Website www.hampton.gov/history_museum

Experience 4 centuries of national history and view how Hampton evolved as "America's Gateway" from Native American days to the Space Age. 10 galleries arranged in chronological order share the beginning of the Virginia Colony and the evolution of Tidewater Virginia life. Meet Blackbeard the Pirate lurking in the galleries, experience the burning of Hampton during the Civil War and see how the Contraband decision was the first step toward freedom for millions of African Americans. Also home to the Hampton Visitor Center and Museum Shop, this is a great way to begin your exploration of Hampton!

Hampton is the oldest continuous English-speaking settlement in America and artifacts drawn from the city's extensive collection highlight the diverse contributions of the early villages through the emergence of the modern city as a center of air and space research.

Open Mon-Sat 10a.m.-5p.m., Sun 1p.m.-5p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission fee is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, active military, active NASA, AAA and children 4–12. Children under 4, free.

Gift Shop Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 11-3 pm

Sunday: 1-5 pm


Holiday Hours: ( November 23 through December 23)

Monday-Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10-3

Sunday: 1-5 pm

Christmas Eve: 10 am-1 pm

Admission Fee: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, active military, active NASA, AAA and children 4–12. Children under 4, free.

Last Updated: 11/20/2012 3:59 PM
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