- The list below includes 171 free or cheap things to do in or near Hampton, Virginia, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and History Museums.
- From Buckroe Beach & Park to Sandy Bottom Nature Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hampton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.
The Watermen's Museum is a waterfront museum exploring the role of the Chesapeake Bay watermen in local history through crafts and tools of the trade. A wooden boat builder's crew works twice weekly at the site.
As an annual event, TRADOC Band's Music Under the Stars is a concert series featuring active duty military members singing national classics. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs since the performance is outdoors in a park.
Lee Hall Mansion is one of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula. The home has been restored to its mid-Victorian glory and allows visitors to learn about the time period and lives of the affluent people who lived in the region during the time.
The Yorktown Victory Centre is a living-history museum focused on the American Revolution. Costumed interpreters bring to life a re-created Continental Army encampment and 1780s working farm, while indoor exhibitions focus on the Declaration of Independence, and 18th Century artifacts.
A day in the Town Center is a day on the town because of the small shops, big vendors, movies, places to dine, and apartments located centrally. It is a local attraction with activities and live entertainment year-round.
Tours, exhibits, and special events throughout the year form the basis for the attraction of the Endview Plantation. Interactive children's camps are held during the summer, and Civil War reenactments are conducted with uniformed soldiers and replica weapons.