Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Hampton University

  • Museum, Huntington Bldg., off Tyler St. Map It
  • Hampton
  • Educational Institution

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Hampton University was founded in 1868 as a freedmen's school, and ever since has had a distinguished history as an institution of higher education for African Americans. Booker T. Washington was an early graduate. The Hampton University Museum, on the riverfront campus, is notable for its extensive and diverse collection, which includes more than 9,000 African, Native American, Pacific Island, and Asian art objects. Four permanent galleries are now located in the new Huntington Building. It is the oldest African American museum in the country.

Sight Information

Address:

Museum, Huntington Bldg., off Tyler St., Iā€“64, Exit 267, to campus, Hampton, Virginia, 23688, USA

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Phone:

757-727ā€“5308

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Closed Sun.

Published 01/10/2017

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