Main Galleries

Nine Galleries


The new Hampton History Museum includes nine permanent galleries arranged in chronological order showing the 400 years of development of the city and surrounding areas as the oldest continuous English-speaking settlement in America.

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. An interesting twist to Hampton's history is its strong parallels to American history so that it is relevant to people from all over the United States. A visit to the second floor Changing Gallery allows patrons to explore a variety of temporary exhibits.

Browse through the galleries.