The Village of Hampton has a lot to do and see along the trail, including the Hampton Heritage Interpretive Center and Bretton Black Store Museum. Both provide glimpses into the community’s history. The Center hosts a large Gingko tree carved with depictions of pioneers and Native Americans that settled the area and wildlife native to the area. Just north of Hampton is Illiniwek State Forest Preserve with camping, fishing , hiking and mountain biking trails.

  • For more information on Hamton, visit the Village website
  • For information on Iliniwek Forest Preserve, visit the website


Shannon’s Bar and Grill

Shannon’s is a comfy little bar that offers cold beer, pool and a great jukebox.

252 S State Ave, Hampton, IL 61256

Porter’s Village Rx

A small town grocery store offering good old fashion service with a smile, a hot meal, gas for your car, and an assortment of craft beer and wine.

621 State Ave, Hampton, IL 61256


Hampton Heritage Center

Banquet Hall

251 S State Ave, Hampton, IL 61256