New Tour Hours
Beginning on Thursday, March 13, 2014, Hampton's mansion and farm buildings will be open for tours from 10 am - 4 pm, Thursday - Sunday.
Vistior Contact Station Update-Construction Advisory
Phase III will continue as designed and this is the longest phase of the project. The Entrance Road and Parking Area will be defined. PARKING IS VERY LIMITED AND BUSES ARE PROHIBITED FROM THE MANSION'S PARKING LOT AND PARKING ANYWHERE ON THE SITE. More »
Winter Birding at Hampton
Small land birds are the target of a bird walk at Hampton from late Fall to early Spring. Because the property is large, begin your walk at the Farm parking lot. Look for both Song Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows in the brushy areas behind the Farm House.
Cardinals and five species of Woodpeckers can be found in many places on the Hampton property. Look for Chickadees and Nuthatchers at feeders on private property along the East Road all the way to the Cemetery. Bluebirds, Robins, Goldfinches, Mockingbirds and Carolina Wren are to be looked for as well, especially around the Mansion.
Occasional visits from Purple Finch and Fox Sparrow are to be expected, usually in weedy and brushy areas behind the Farm House. Other species such as Hawks, Crows, Vultures and Blue Jays will also be present.
Dress warmly and carry a bird guide and binoculars to enjoy winter birding at Hampton.
Did You Know?
When Hampton Mansion was completed it was probably the largest home in America. The mansion is so large (24,000 square feet) that Mount Vernon and Monticello can fit inside of it and still have 4,000 square feet remaining.