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Hampton National Historic Site

Address: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
Phone Number: 4108231309
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Towson
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 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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439 reviews 439 reviews
193 attraction reviews
1,126 helpful votes 1,126 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
73 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a national historic site that you would scarcely know was there if you weren't deliberately headed there, as it is unassumingly tucked away in a residential area. It is interesting to contrast the current state of peace and quiet with what must have been a hive of activity in its heyday, with a servants and slaves keeping the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely old mansion in Towson. Tour guides very informative and we learned a lot. Great for kids and adults. Worth the visit.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have a nice tour , go to the Ice House and Springhouse. Takes @ 1 .25 hrs to see everything.... It was free and really cool to see how the Ridgley's lived long ago...

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