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Hampton

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History Museums · Science Museums · Beaches
Hampton is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 137,436.As one of the seven major cities that compose the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, it is on the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula.Hampton traces its history to the city's Old Point Comfort, the home of Fort Monroe for almost 400 years, which was named by the 1607 voyagers, led by Captain Christopher Newport, who first established Jamestown as an English colonial settlement. Since consolidation in 1952, Hampton has included the former Elizabeth City County and the incorporated town of Phoebus, consolidating by mutual agreement.After the end of the American Civil War, historic Hampton University was established opposite from the town on the Hampton River, providing an education for many newly-freed former slaves and for area Native Americans. In the 20th century, the area became the location of Langley Air Force Base, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center. Hampton features many miles of waterfront and beaches.
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History Museum
Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Virginia Air & Space Center
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Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
Fort Monroe National Monument
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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Hidden gems in Hampton

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Farm
Bluebird Gap Farm
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Sandy Bottom Nature Park
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Educational Site
Hampton University
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Hampton History Museum
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Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Hampton

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Beach
Buckroe Beach and Park
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Specialty Museum
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Wildlife in Hampton

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Wildlife Area
Grandview Nature Preserve
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Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Hampton

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Brewery
St. George Brewing Company
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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