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Hampton National Historic Site

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Address: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
Phone Number: +1 410-823-1309
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Hidden Gem!

Another hidden gem of the National Park Service. Our tour docent was extremely knowledgeable about the house and its history. We'll be sure to return for some of the site's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bel Air, Maryland
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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another hidden gem of the National Park Service. Our tour docent was extremely knowledgeable about the house and its history. We'll be sure to return for some of the site's special events.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free guided tours of the mansion are available. Each tour accommodates up to 15 people and lasts approximately one hour. There's no booking ahead: first come first served. Our guide was well prepared and the tour was both informative and entertaining. The surrounding property (orangery, gardens, cemetery, stables, ice pit, farm, dairy lab, ...) can be visited without guide.

Thank Vall_Alta
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We generally find places because we participate in the Passport program with the National Park Service. With this being a centennial year we are trying to revisit some gems. The last time we were here we toured the mansion but that was it. Since then they built a visitor's center, and we happened to come in s day where they... More 

Thank tandhgoraj
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We drove up from Annapolis on saturday morning hit some traffic on the way up but still made it a few min before the 1 o'clock tour. Ranger at the visitprs center did not seem to want to be bothered we asked to be part of the 1 o'clock tour and were told it already started. But it was not... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

It surprised us that this national historic site was not open daily. We arrived on a Wednesday and found it did not open until Thursday, but the helpful staff at the visitor's center helpfully explained the history of the site and what we could still manage to see despite the manor house being closed. The opulence of the grounds reminded... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is a beautiful manor house and according to the tour guide it is a fine example of Georgian architecture. We were told the next tour was at noon and then the guide told us that the noon tour was shorter than the others so he could take lunch. The tour guide told us about the history of the house... More 

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Romney, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We arrived shortly after the last tour ended, which we knew this coming in. We went to the visitor center to get our passport books stamped and get information. We entered the building and Ranger Mitchell was sitting at the desk with ear buds in his ears and playing a game on his phone. He never once looked up or... More 

1 Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lovely site located just outside the Baltimore Beltway. The house is beautiful and the tour is nicely done. The interior is decorated in period furniture and colors and you can tour the first two floors with a group. We loved all the portraits! The gardens are lovely and the kids enjoyed going underground into the ice house. Across the street... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This place gets very little publicity- even locals don't know much about it, but it's absolutely worth a visit. Free and easy to get to. Beautiful grounds and an interesting tour of an old, fully furnished plantation house (about one hour). Hampton was home to a very prominent family and hundreds of slaves. Tour touches on the lives of all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Hundreds of thousands people pass by this amazing National Historic site every year and very few take ether time to explore.

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