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Learn about the Trading Post
Explore and learn about how people would trade items long before credit cards or even money was in use.

The Hampton History Museum contains an impressive collection. Start your tour in a Kecoughtan Indian longhouse, pass through the hold of a tobacco ship and visit the ruins of the city burned to the ground during the Civil War.

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.
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Former Commander Presents Story of ‘Old Ironsides’
Commander Christopher Melhuish, United States Navy, retired, presents “Old Ironsides: America’s Ship of State” for the Hampton History Museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Series on Monday, May 5, 7:00 p.m Read on...
Hampton History Museum Explores Immigrant Experience
The Hampton History Museum is exploring the experiences of immigrants at its “Our Story, Our Time” event on Thursday, April 24. Bring photos of your family's journey to Hampton to be scanned at 6 p.m., with the oral history beginning at 7 p.m. Read on...
Toward Freedom: Hampton and the Contraband
Extended through June 29, 2014! “Toward Freedom: Hampton and the Contraband,” tells the story of the men, women, and children who escaped slavery to seek the possibility of freedom at Fort Monroe... Read on...
Hampton History Museum starts Archaeology Club
Aspiring Indiana Joneses can get their hands dirty through the joy of discovery with a new Archaeology Club at the Hampton History Museum. The first meeting is Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Read on...
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Contact Us

Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Ln.
Hampton, VA 23669

Ph: (757) 727-1610

Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Year's Day

Hampton History Museum
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