The vivid history of the fortress town and the past of the countryside dating back to the Middle Ages tells many stories. Hamina Tourist and Event Service provides guides for conventional tours of the centre of Hamina or farther into the countryside. There are also walking tours which present the history of Hamina and many interesting details.
The history of the circular town is full of colourful characters and stories. On a time travel to 19th century Hamina, characters such as the pharmacist’s wife or a widow enliven the tour with their fascinating stories.
History is also brought to life by drama performances by the historical characters of the local association Haminan Hywät Asukkaat, presented primarily in the Shopkeeper’s Museum setting.