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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 American...

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

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History Lives by Eddie Applefeld

If you like history, or maybe you're just not sure, then I suggest a visit to the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson. For years I drove by it and wondered what it was. Yes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
EDDIE A
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Baltimore, United States
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Baltimore, United States
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history, or maybe you're just not sure, then I suggest a visit to the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson. For years I drove by it and wondered what it was. Yes it was a beautiful old mansion, but what was inside. Finally I thought it might be a good idea to investigate, aren't I smart! Hard... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Extremely informative tour guides walk you thru the mansion,explain in details some of the more interesting facts concerning the history of Baltimore County and acquaint you with some of the Countys most famous residents. Each room decorated in period styles help to take your imagination back to another era.The beautiful renovations and manicured grounds will keep your interests for hours.

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Thank R2sNYN
columbus, ohio
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We toured in rather inclement weather but there was plenty to see and the tour was very informative. Plan to go back when we can walk more of the grounds. How wonderful that it was saved from becoming yet another housing development!

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1 Thank buckeyefan87
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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

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Thank Ken L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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1 Thank dbaker221
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Towson, Maryland
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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.

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1 Thank tom p
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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 

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1 Thank Patty E
silver spring md
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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