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Hampton National Historic Site

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Address: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
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+1 410-823-1309
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Holidays at Hampton Mansion

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lutherville, Maryland
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Lutherville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 decorated at Christmas. There are also gardens and outbuildings that you can visit.

Thank LisaK764
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed if you are in the Baltimore area. A chance to experience some local history in a beautiful setting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Every time I drove past Exit 27 on 695, I would see a sign for Hampton Historic Site. I finally came to see what exactly it was one day on my own, and was pleased to find a beautiful old historic mansion just off the beaten path. The tour guide was very good and was incredibly informative. The tour is... More 

Thank Megan S
Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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.

Thank ssdirotm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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 November 12, 2016 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 

Thank Randy L
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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