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Hampton National Historic Site

535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Towson
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Because we are going to tell everyone we know about this marvelous National Park Service plantation. At the beginning of the week, we visited Monticello and Montpelier. But, this tourist site is right up there with the finest, in my opinion. Actually, I think, in some respects, this is even a better tour. First of all, we were surprised by... More

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited Fort Mchenry and found out about this place. Beautiful property and the tour price was free! The tour guide was very informative and answered questions easily. Most of the articles in the mansion are original and the rooms are set up to look like they would have back in the day. The tour lasted about 45 minutes. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a national historic site that you would scarcely know was there if you weren't deliberately headed there, as it is unassumingly tucked away in a residential area. It is interesting to contrast the current state of peace and quiet with what must have been a hive of activity in its heyday, with a servants and slaves keeping the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely old mansion in Towson. Tour guides very informative and we learned a lot. Great for kids and adults. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have a nice tour , go to the Ice House and Springhouse. Takes @ 1 .25 hrs to see everything.... It was free and really cool to see how the Ridgley's lived long ago...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've lived in this area for over 30 years and I finally made it for their Christmas tour. If you like to experience the 1900's you need to see this place.

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Mt. Vernon and Monticello could fit inside Maryland's Hampton Plantation. Once the home of the wealthy Ridgely family and 350 slaves, it is beautifully restored. Our tour guide was a retired school administrator volunteer who seemed to be a bottomless cup of knowledge. He knew so much and answered all questions readily. There were few people visiting so we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This "house" was beautiful. It must have been something to ride up to back in the 1800's as even today it is quite grand. The builder/owner was quite a collector of so many pieces of fine art. The family was obviously well connected. The gardens would have been lovely. It is to bad that the house couldn't be used for... More

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Glen Arm, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Hampton National Historic Site In 1790 this was the largest private house in America. I live in the area and have visited many times over the years. Not long ago it was in poor condition now the National Park Service has restored it to near perfection with government funds and private donations. It was home to the wealthy Ridgely family... More

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south jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I had a great time at the Hampton plantation located in the nice small town of Towson Maryland. I did not know this plantation even existed until I noticed it in a Maryland travel information guide. The rooms are renovated and the tour guide was excellent ! Unfortunately I do not recall her name but she was... More

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