• Horse and Carriage in front of Hampton NHS


    National Historic Site Maryland

Maryland 150th Emancipation Day Commemoration

In Maryland on November 1, 1814, enslaved African Americans were declared now and forever more free. Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 to celebrate and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Maryland.

Did You Know?

A Slave with a Wheelbarrow of Firewood

The Ridgelys owned as many as 350 slaves at Hampton who worked in the ironworks, the fields, and the mansion. Some slaves stayed at Hampton even after the Civil War but many ran away.