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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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House Reflects Fascinating Family History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Towson, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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457 reviews 457 reviews
194 attraction reviews
1,204 helpful votes 1,204 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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orlando
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325 reviews 325 reviews
74 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Because we are going to tell everyone we know about this marvelous National Park Service plantation. At the beginning of the week, we visited Monticello and Montpelier. But, this tourist site is right up there with the finest, in my opinion. Actually, I think, in some respects, this is even a better tour. First of all, we were surprised by... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited Fort Mchenry and found out about this place. Beautiful property and the tour price was free! The tour guide was very informative and answered questions easily. Most of the articles in the mansion are original and the rooms are set up to look like they would have back in the day. The tour lasted about 45 minutes. It... More 

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