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Hampton National Historic Site

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Historical gem

This was an amazing find. Huge, free and filled with history. It is a massive house. The staff is... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
eden prairie
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Interesting History

Visitor center looks new:) Staff very helpful:) The whole visit was made by taking the tour of the... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Cartersville, Georgia
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The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
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535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing find. Huge, free and filled with history. It is a massive house. The staff is amazing and the history is phenomenal. A lot of original pieces dating back to the late 1700's.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Visitor center looks new:) Staff very helpful:) The whole visit was made by taking the tour of the house:) Don’t take the tour and I would question what are you really going to see. The tour was very well done:) MUCH history! Great information:) Furnishings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This stunning mansion, now owned by the park service, was largely owned by one family since it was built in 1790. The building itself is gorgeous as are the grounds and outbuildings. The rooms are amply interpreted and serve as a reminder for why you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Very rare historical site around the Baltimore area. If you love local history, you will see one of the finest homes in the area. Very easy to find… Right next to the Baltimore Beltway.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

The Hampton National Historic Site is a 1875 manor house of classic Georgian architecture built as a county seat just after the Revolutionary War. The house at one time was the largest in the country. It was owned by the Ridgely family for six generations...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

If you are trying to collect all the stamps in your national park passport, don't miss this one! This National Historic Site consists of the mansion built by the Ridgely family and the outbuildings of the former plantation. The grounds are beautiful for walking. This...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We love the Hampton Mansion, the gardens, spending time with family enjoying the sights, old buildings, learning about history!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This was an outstanding experience. The weather was cold, but we still managed to see all the outer buildings. Tours of the mansion take place every hour. We had the pleasure of having Ms. White as our guide, and she was extraordinary! Her passion for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

I found this site on my national park passport so I decided to visit today. This museum is beautiful and the authentic furnishings and pictures are beautiful. Maryland was a border state, but slavery was alive and well. At one time the Ridgely family had...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

I consulted the website and phoned first...listened to the hours of tours..before going to this place. We arrived in time for a tour..and the placed was closed. Beautiful grounds and buildings but inattention to the phone message.

Date of experience: March 2018
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March 17, 2016|
Response from wicker7172 | Reviewed this property |
I came from Monkton, Maryland after lunch so didn't eat in the area, however, Towson has plenty of restaurants. I would check Hampton's website: nps.gov/hamp/planyourvisit/basicinfo or call them and ask for... More