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Hampton National Historic Site

535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
+1 410-823-1309
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Hidden Gem For History Lovers!

Beautiful grounds, detailed escorted mansion tour, several outbuildings- including dairy and slave... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
baltimore, United States
top historic site in Baltimore from the original colonial days .

This is a national historic site in Towson and one of the great original homes from the colonial... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“slave quarters” (19 reviews)
“ice house” (12 reviews)
“lower house” (11 reviews)
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535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
+1 410-823-1309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds, detailed escorted mansion tour, several outbuildings- including dairy and slave quarters, along with an underground ice mound. Many of the items in the home are original to the family, photography is allowed, plenty of free parking and no admission fee!

Thank bonniej388
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a national historic site in Towson and one of the great original homes from the colonial ear. The home was built by the Ridgely family and my father used to play with one of the Ridgely kids. IT is on about 60 acres...More

Thank roberttO761OL
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This home was built for the Ridgely Family, they owned most of Baltimore County. I great place to walk the grounds and tour the mansion. It is very easy to get to, right off the Baltimore Beltway.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Must see historical site with all the furnishings intact. Superbly maintained and very informational house tour.

Thank EC12607
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We happened to spot a sign on our way home from Baltimore and decided to go there. Nice grounds with a house to tour. Across the road is also a farm site to tour to many buildings to go in. This was really a pleasant...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 28 August 2017

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 27 August 2017 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 21 August 2017

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
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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