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Hampton National Historic Site

535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
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Ranked #1 of 8 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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Towson, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a pleasant place to visit and take a break from the city. A nice afternoon can be spent enjoying the area and scenery.

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Towson, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Sightseeing indoor and outdoor well driven, organized and complete. It allows you to understand the size of the value of life among the aristocracy - even without any title of nobility - citizens and slaves . The delay on the emancipation of African-Americans is a major historical delay that the most democratic Nation hath been granted. Well all and congratulations... More

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Allentown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This estate is definitely worth a stop! The tour of the mansion (given by a park ranger, as this is a National State Park) was informative. Who would have ever imagined what was inside this Georgian mansion? The grounds are very inviting for exploration.......stables, slave quarters, mule barn, ice house, and more. Some are open for visitation. The best part... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Park Service is making many changes and as impressive as the history is of this planatation owned by the same family for 200 years there is work to be done before it is ready for show and tell.

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Yorktown, VA
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60 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This mansion with its many farming outbuildings and extensive grounds is part of our National Park Service. Not only was it a wonderful place to visit, it was free (donations gladly accepted)! The large, handsome Georgian mansion's exterior gives little clue to the beautiful, ornately decorated interior. A plus is that most of the many furnishings are original to the... More

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