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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Selfies With Santa

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Enjoy Free carousel rides, face painting and candy canes!As part of Hampton Holly Days weekend, the historic Hampton Carousel welcomes youngsters of all ages to share holiday wishes and snap “Selfies with Santa.” Mrs Claus will be ther...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bill Jenkins & The Virginia Mountain Boys - November 20, 6-8 pm!

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Bill Jenkins & The Virginia Mountain Boys bring to life the authentic music of the Southern Appalachians. This old time music is a reflection of the lives of the early immigrants and their descendants who eked out a meager living in the hills and holl...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Hampton Carousel closed for repairs; will resume Haunted Horse Rides as soon as possible

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Unfortunately, the carousel will not be operating for at least a couple more days as we await delivery of a part to complete repairs. We will post to this page when we are up and running for Haunted Horse Rides. We apologize for the inco...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

"Hampton One: Working, Building, and Racing on the Water," on view now!

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This artifact-rich exhibition explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, its seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One-Design sailboat, and the competi...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

"1619: Virginia’s First Africans" FAQs and Report Available online

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In preparation of statewide and national commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans at Point Comfort in Hampton, VA, the Hampton History Museum has added a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and a report &a...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

The Hampton Carousel is temporarily closed for repairs

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Located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, the former Buckroe Beach carousel, one of the City of Hampton’s most treasured historic assets, is open for the season.

Built in 1920, the carousel is completely ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Winter Whimsy at the Hampton Carousel begins November 12!

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Make new holiday memories while enjoying festively adorned horses and the historic Hampton Carousel decked out for the season, along with special carousel organ-type Christmas music. Free Candy Canes! Get your carousel fix before we close for the season!

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Holly Days Open House - Saturday, December 14, 10 am - 4 pm

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Enjoy heirloom ornament making, live holiday music, train displays, face painting and more family fun to get you in the spirit of the season. Christmas music from New Sound Alliance from 10:00 am to noon, Libertylive.church from 12:00-2:30 pm, and acousti...

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