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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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GREAT PLACE TO GO!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We spent an afternoon at the Hampton mansion and enjoyed it immensely. It was the largest house when it was built in 1979, has 17 foot-high ceilings and is grand! Most rooms are the same size and the furniture and decor is consistent with the era of the mansion. The art work and family portraits are worth the visit. The... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One of the first facts the NPS Rangers tell visitors is that George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello could fit inside this three-story Georgian mansion with plenty of room to spare. The plantation house is massive. Everything is on a grand scale with 17-foot-high ceilings. Hampton was built to impress. In 1745, Col. Charles Ridgely, a tobacco farmer... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This a good place to check out. Best of all it is FREE. You can stroll all around the huge grounds that extend across the street to include servants quarters and a dairy. The house is beautiful and if you get the chance go when it is all dressed up for the holidays.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My mom had found out about this historic site through her Historic Preservation magazine, and we decided to visit it. We were not disappointed. It is so interesting because a coworker of mine said that she lived in Towson for fourteen years and never visited, and a woman in our tour group said that she had lived in Towson since... More 

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