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“Nice place to visit when activities are going on”

Hampton National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Towson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
Towson, Maryland
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit when activities are going on”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was a pleasant place to visit and take a break from the city. A nice afternoon can be spent enjoying the area and scenery.

Visited May 2014
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Towson, Maryland
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692 reviews
345 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
“Prudence in such statements.”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Sightseeing indoor and outdoor well driven, organized and complete.
It allows you to understand the size of the value of life among the aristocracy - even without any title of nobility - citizens and slaves .
The delay on the emancipation of African-Americans is a major historical delay that the most democratic Nation hath been granted. Well all and congratulations to the organization.
One fact, however, I would like to highlight. The guide, in the last room (the kitchen) before leaving, made a personal reflection that perhaps overcomes the script ; she, speaking of Liberia purchase and the return of free African-Americans in the original continent after 1820, compared the failure of the forced current initiative to the fates of Israel began after 1948 where the entrance of Jews was and is a force against residents (Palestinians). Although I have not replicated, I completely disagree with this misinformation as it could adversely affect the tourists who can ignore one or both of the two deeply different stories .

Visited September 2013
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Allentown, PA
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419 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“A Great Step Back into History”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

This estate is definitely worth a stop! The tour of the mansion (given by a park ranger, as this is a National State Park) was informative. Who would have ever imagined what was inside this Georgian mansion?

The grounds are very inviting for exploration.......stables, slave quarters, mule barn, ice house, and more. Some are open for visitation.

The best part of this site is that there is no scheduled fee! Since this site is a a National State Park, all that is requested is a donation.

Visited May 2014
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Evanston
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268 reviews
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“Not Ready for Prime Time”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Park Service is making many changes and as impressive as the history is of this planatation owned by the same family for 200 years there is work to be done before it is ready for show and tell.

Visited May 2014
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Yorktown, VA
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“Splendid trip back in time”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This mansion with its many farming outbuildings and extensive grounds is part of our National Park Service. Not only was it a wonderful place to visit, it was free (donations gladly accepted)! The large, handsome Georgian mansion's exterior gives little clue to the beautiful, ornately decorated interior. A plus is that most of the many furnishings are original to the house. There's much to take in - gorgeous upholstery, window decorations, rugs, etc. Photos are allowed!

Too bad the orangerie, next to the mansion, isn't open, but you can imagine it filled with plants in the winter. Elsewhere on the grounds are several stone buildings - stables, mule barn (neither open for touring), slave quarters with displays inside, an interesting dairy building. The clapboard farmhouse isn't open for tours, sadly. There is also a fascinating ice house near the mansion.

Visited May 2014
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