Hampton History Museum: Historical Exhibits and Artifacts
Visit the Hampton History Museum and see how one of the oldest U.S. cities evolved from Native American days to the Space Age. Explore 10 fascinating galleries, chronologically ordered from colonial days to modern life. Begin your tour in a Kecoughtan Indian longhouse and visit the ruins of a Civil War battleground, before ultimately emerging in a modern city that's become the center of air and space research. A great way to begin your Hampton experience, this popular destination offers fun and educational opportunities that give great insight into America's oldest continuous English-speaking settlement.
$5 for adults, $4 for seniors, active military, active NASA, AAA and children 4-12. Children under 4, free.
Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Antiques and Art Shows
Front Porch Music Series
Field Trip Programs
What exhibits can I see at the museum?
In addition to special rotating exhibits, the Hampton History Museum houses a number of fascinating permanent exhibits highlighting the city's extensive history. Among the most popular include the Kecoughtan Gallery, focusing on the interaction between the Indians and their environment; the Seventeenth Century Gallery, Eighteenth Century Gallery and Late Nineteenth Century Gallery; the Port Hampton Gallery, focusing on maritime artifacts; the Civil War Gallery; and the Antebellum Gallery, featuring a collection of local portraits and clothing from a bygone era.
Is there a gift shop to buy souvenirs?
The museum offers a fully-stocked gift shop, featuring everything from inexpensive souvenirs to unique gifts. Conveniently located in the lobby of the Visitor Center, the gift shop is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.