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Hampton University Museum

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Address: 11 Frissell St, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23663-2340
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+1 757-727-5308
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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Hampton's Well Kept Secret

What a wonderful experience our group had at the Hampton University Museum! This is one of Hampton's older buildings on the university campus and is just a beautiful work of... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Patricia B
Yorktown, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

What a wonderful experience our group had at the Hampton University Museum! This is one of Hampton's older buildings on the university campus and is just a beautiful work of architecture! Very well preserved, clean, well organized, well maintained, with a cordial staff! In addition to the varied works of arts upstairs, there are three main display rooms downstairs: Native... More 

Thank Patricia B
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you're ever on Hampton's Campus (which is beautiful) please visit the FREE Museum. The museum is so educational and well maintained. The art work is breath-taking and the museum is well organized and clean.

Thank veronica r
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This museum is a perfect example of what I like about TripAdvisor. My husband and I were visiting the Hampton area for the weekend and so I went looking for a few activities. That's how I stumbled on this amazing place. It's not huge but there's so much to see ... a really first-rate exhibit of African masks and other... More 

Thank kleic
College Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Our family spent a delightful afternoon visiting this wonderful free museum. It was very well organized, highly informative, outstanding mix of quality exhibits from various parts of Africa, Native American history as a boarding school for a wide variety of children, families, and their cultural contributions honoring their tribes and ancestors. The wealth of African American artist before and after... More 

Thank Lucinda N
Hampton, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

What an amazing collection of African art and the details about where the collection came from were so interesting. Also, got a sense of appreciation as to the link between Hampton University (Institute) and the native American Indians. The museum is free...it is also perfectly sized so you don't feel overwhelmed. I highly encourage you to take some time and... More 

Thank Nancy M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Gotta check it out, lots of African American and Native American artifacts and exhibits, beautiful building and knowledgable staff!

Thank Ellen D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is a beautiful museum, with a wide range of African American art, and Native American and African collections.

Thank MargaretEFG
Sumter, South Carolina
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Truly awesome. The exhibits showed great history from Africans as well as Native Americans. No admission fee. The museum was not too big, but large enough to gain a wonderful experience.

Thank vsconsultingservices
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

For some reason, I don't always expect a lot from a university museum, but I'm usually pleasantly surprised that they have quality exhibits and a lot to offer. This museum is very nice, in a grand history building, and offers room after room of well-done, interesting displays. It is said to be the oldest African American museum in the United... More 

Thank JoyfulWriter
Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

Hampton University museum features a very dynamic collection of art pieces; from new unveiling of different painter and sculptor pieces, to the permanent displays of the Kuba peoples' cultural artifacts. It has a lot of souvenirs to purchase, as well as different art pieces. It probably holds the larges collection of African American art, dating from the days of slavery,... More 

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