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Hampton National Historic Site

535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
+1 410-823-1309
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Step Back In Time!

The Hampton Mansion sits majestically on the hill overlooking the Hampton neighborhood. This... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Tour a fascinating historic mansion and grounds.

This was the largest private home in America when it was completed. It's beautifully restored and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian D
Towson, Maryland
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The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
+1 410-823-1309
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Hampton Mansion sits majestically on the hill overlooking the Hampton neighborhood. This lovely home is cared for by the National Park Service. The mansion is opened on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. It is closed on Monday, Tuesday...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the largest private home in America when it was completed. It's beautifully restored and furnished, with many original pieces. And none of it would have been possible without slavery. Think about that as you explore the property and take in how vast it...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been meaning to visit Hampton National Historic Site for a long time and finally made our way there. Here is an excellent example of our tax dollars at work. Since Hampton Mansion is a National Historic Site, there is no...More

Thank Burkbob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for something to do near, but not in, Annapolis, I did a quick Internet search. I found the Victorian Preservation Association, vpa.org, where a number of area historic homes were listed including Hampton. We decided to visit and are glad we did. It is...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 18 August 2017

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 12 August 2017 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 17 July 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 10 July 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 29 April 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
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17 March 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