Hampton History Museum - 120 Old Hampton Ln
Due to the predicted inclement weather the 30 craft, homemade food and gift vendors are being moved from the outside of the Hampton History Museum to the Ruppert Sargent Building, which is one block from the museum. Free coffee and doughnuts courtesy of the Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau will ease the start of the day while supplies last.
The museum will remain the site for the elaborate train displays, face painting (11:30 am - 2:30 pm), gallery tours, heirloom ornament making and retro toys. Activities take place 10 am - 4 pm unless otherwise noted.
Visitors can tour over 400 years of the city’s past, from Native American habitation to the 20th Century in the Hampton History Galleries, along with the special exhibit “When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA’s Human Computers” that tells the story behind the hit film and best-selling book “Hidden Figures.” On the second floor of the museum, “Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery,” traces the lives of over 30 Hampton slaves who joined forces with opposing forces to gain freedom during times of conflict.
The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757-727-1102.