Introduction to Hampton, New Hampshire
Hampton was previously known as Winnacunnet. Its original name was derived from an Algonquian Abenaki term meaning "pleasant pines." Reverend Stephen Bachiler and a group of parishioners first settled the area in 1638. Hampton was incorporated as a town in 1639. It was renamed after Hampton, England. The first railroad entered the area in the 1850s and enabled Hampton to become a popular oceanfront resort.
Hampton and nearby Attractions
- Tuck Museum
- Hampton Beach State Park
- Fuller Gardens
- Rye Harbor State Park
- Seabrook Beach
- Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Hampton
Hampton offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Tuck Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Hampton Beach State Park is a popular summer tourist destination. The Odiorne State Park and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are also popular.
Pease International Airport is nearby.
Hampton Higher Education
The University of New Hampshire, Merrimack College and Northern Essex Community College offer courses in higher studies.