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Hampton National Historic Site

535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
+1 410-823-1309
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Great Historical Mansion

This home was built for the Ridgely Family, they owned most of Baltimore County. I great place to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amy M
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Towson, Maryland
Fabulous house and grounds -- must see historical site!

Must see historical site with all the furnishings intact. Superbly maintained and very... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
EC12607
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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The Hampton Historic Site offers a glimpse into Colonial and early American lifestyles.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“slave quarters” (18 reviews)
“ice house” (12 reviews)
“lower house” (11 reviews)
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535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286-1397
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 26 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
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
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dofleming1
18 March 2016|
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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
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