HAMPTON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

HAMPTON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

HAMPTON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

📅17 April 2024, 02:42

Complete information about visiting Hampton National Historic Site is now on National Park Planner!

Hampton National Historic Site is located just north of Baltimore, Maryland, in Towson. The park is the first and only National Park created to preserve a structure solely for architectural merit, a Georgian-style mansion that was built between 1783 and 1790 by Charles Ridgely. The estate remained in the Ridgely family for six generations until being acquired by the National Park Service in 1948. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the country and is one of the few historic homes in the park system that is not related to a famous American.

The park consists of two parts: the Hampton Mansion and grounds and what remains of the Ridgely’s massive agricultural plantation, the Lower Farm. The interior of the mansion can only be seen on a guided tour and these are given four times a day when the park is open. Visitors can explore the estate grounds, the Ridgely Family Cemetery, the formal landscaped gardens, and the farm on their own.

PARK AT A GLANCE

PARK MAP

VISITOR CENTER

MANSION TOURS

MANSION GROUNDS AND GARDENS

HOME FARM TOUR

SPECIAL EVENTS

PICNIC AREA

HISTORY OF THE HAMPTON ESTATE

DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION


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