Hampton History Museum

120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669

Experience four centuries of national history and view how Hampton evolved as “America’s Gateway” from Native American days to the Space Age. Ten galleries illustrate a narrative beginning with the Virginia Colony and continue through phases of Coastal Virginia life with surprises along the way. Meet Blackbeard the Pirate, 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. The museum also shares space and a gift shop with the Hampton Visitor Center.

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