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Hampton National Historic Site

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Address: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
Phone Number: 4108231309
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The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early...

The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.

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The house is beautiful and the guide was great. Beautiful furnishings throughout. Plus, outside there are beautiful geometric gardens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ken L
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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96 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is beautiful and the guide was great. Beautiful furnishings throughout. Plus, outside there are beautiful geometric gardens.

Thank Ken L
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Visit this excellent example of 18th century Maryland gentry life in Baltimore County. If, like me, you grew up in this area, you may be inspired to do some further research into the evolution of the Ridgely family, Towson, and the county over nearly four centuries.

Thank dbaker221
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A great stop in Towson you should see.A loOok into one of the wealthiest and most pwerful famaliees in the USA.For many generations. The is regarded as the largest in the USA at one time. Everythingin the home apart from one or two items was owned by the family. The rooms are decorated in different era's exactly as they had... More 

Thank Ken H
Towson, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice historic stop for an afternoon visit. House was very nice to see and was in great shape. The grounds were well kept. Its a nice piece of history for a quick visit in Towson.

1 Thank tom p
Baltimore, Maryland
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184 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited Hampton one afternoon. Despite living in Towson for 5 years, I had never been. The site does a tour which is supposed to be about 45 minutes, but ours was 2 hours. The young tour guide was extremely knowledgable and seemed to love the history. He told us all about the family and their history. The family owned... More 

1 Thank LovetheBeach821
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We toured the mansion on a Sunday. It is free The tour of the mansion is lead by a ranger. Our ranger was quite knowledgeable. She did, however, share her personal opinions on the masters of the home quite a bit. I understand her feelings on it, but after a while, I felt like she was preaching to me. The... More 

1 Thank Patty E
silver spring md
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131 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First, Ranger Tucker (which sounds almost comical, but anyway), provided a very thorough house tour. We were a small group, and he needn't have spent almost 2 hours on us, but he did. Patiently answering all questions, and knowing what was available in the on hand reference materials. Plus, he seemed genuinely interested to find out / look into things... More 

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Glen Arm, Maryland
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had driven past this many times and never stopped. After we took our first tour, we went back a week later for another! What a hidden gem!

Thank mzmd
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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179 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Be sure to allot 2-3 hours if you want to see everything. And it's free! There is much to see - a historic house that takes you room by room through the Ridgely decades, a garden, farmhouse and slave quarters. This is a park service site very well done.

1 Thank Lynne S
Owings Mills, Maryland
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31 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There was a guided tour that I thought was very good! The interior of the main building is well maintained the grounds are well manicured. I saw some deer as I was walking around the property!

Thank Christopher H

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