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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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History very well preserved

Very scenic place with an excellent guided tour of the mansion. Our 8- and 7-year-old girls had a lot of fun and exercise. There was also a vintage car show on the day we visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very scenic place with an excellent guided tour of the mansion. Our 8- and 7-year-old girls had a lot of fun and exercise. There was also a vintage car show on the day we visited. Had a great time. Will definitely be going back later this summer to see the garden.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Although Baltimore has been in the news for many bad reasons lately, here's something that may have been overlooked by the media. The Hampton Mansion (as us locals call it) just opened a new visitor center. While the center is very small, it serves a greater purpose. For those coming out of town, one may not be aware of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

In my mind the NHP does a fabulous job. And this site was right up with the best of NHP sites. I got a personal tour from an extremely knowledge volunteer, because I was short on time. The rangers are great, knowledgeable and helpful. And this history behind why this place exist was phenomenal.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Hampton Natl. Historic Site is the largest example of it's particular architectural style. Home of the Ridgeley's, each room is well maintained and furnished. There are also slave quarters and an overseer's home. We've taken family and out-of-town friends to see the plantation and all have enjoyed it. It's especially nice at Christmas, because the rooms are decorated and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Recently, I had the pleasure of going to this site. It was right in my backyard and I didn't even know it was there. The Mansion which was left by the previous owner was completely decorated and left in all it's glory ...complete with paintings...vintage furnishings...and china. It is a gem! Also, while there you will see the overseers home... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not everyone is aware but when HAMPTON HOUSE was completed in 1790 it was the 'largest' private home in the United States !! Located on Hampton Lane right off of the Baltimore Beltway/695 at Dulaney Valley Rd.

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This house and its furnishings and other contents help tell the long history of the Ridgely family. It's a saga from the Revolutionary period until well into the 1900s. The country setting is beautiful and the family graveyard, slave dwellings, and orangerie are very interesting. The guides are exceptionally well informed.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've had many opportunities to visit this beautiful historical mansion....The original owners occupied all of the land in the current Northern area of Baltimore County. From their high elevation they could see as far as the harbor, several miles away. The property has been beautifully restored and gives a true picture of the days of slavery. The tours here are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A really special look into a property from the 1800s. Our tour guide volunteer was the most knowledgeable person I have ever met on a park property, a real treasure to have on such a interesting park. Take the time to explore the out buildings as they can be easily overlooked.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Enjoyed the day with a Holiday Viewing of the Main House. Decorations and Singers added to the events of the Christmas Season.

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