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Hampton National Historic Site

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535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
+1 410-823-1309
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Great insight into 18th and 19th century plantation life from both the owners' and slaves' perspectives

Many generations of the Ridgely family lived here and resisted the urge to remodel, so the house... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wanderlust777
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Baltimore, Maryland
Spectacular

I have visited this lovely home several times, in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. In the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
436judithk
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Parkville, Maryland
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The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many generations of the Ridgely family lived here and resisted the urge to remodel, so the house stands as an outstanding example of grand 18th century DIY architecture, showing how the one tenth of one percent lived. Excellent house tour lets you see both of...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited this lovely home several times, in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. In the Winter, the house is decorated beautifully and we have had the opportunity to be driven in the horse drawn carriage, the kids loved it. We have picked leaves...More

Thank 436judithk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here while visiting our family in Baltimore just anticipating a quick stop. We ended up spending the whole afternoon here. The tour offered by the park rangers was very informative. They told the entire history of the Hampton House and all the...More

Thank valgalbrown
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I have live in MD all my life, and never knew this place existed until just recently. It is a real gem. The big house is beautiful, much bigger than Mt. Vernon, but it is the story of the enslaved people told in the "lower...More

Thank youthtripplanner
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Lovely old mansion with beautiful gardens and grounds. Home of a former governor of Maryland, restored for all to see. Frequent holiday decorations and events. Rarely crowded and easily accessed in suburban Baltimore.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed April 28, 2017

A beautifully maintained, loving curated national park!! Almost all of the art and artifacts are original to the Manor and the Ridgely family. My tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave the best historic site tour I've ever experienced. Be prepared to walk if you...More

Thank evildwarf
Reviewed April 12, 2017

If you enjoy visiting historical sites you will enjoy Hampton Mansion. I like visiting local historical sites in or near my home and this was a great one. I learned quite a bit about the early residents.

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Hampton mansion and grounds are fabulous - 63 acres of park land containing historic buildings and gardens. Visit on Thursday through Sunday to get a tour of the mansion, which holds historically correct furnishings, many original to the house.

Thank mrnk52
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice tour of the mansion, decorated for the holidays. Also activities over a 2-day weekend. Great info and history.

Thank rmmarcin
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Whenever I have family come into town, I try to take them here! The tours are free and interesting. The mansion is beautiful - and the history of the Ridgely family is an interesting perspective to the history of Baltimore. It is beautifully and historically...More

Thank LisaK764
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dofleming1
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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
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