• Horse and Carriage in front of Hampton NHS

    Hampton

    National Historic Site Maryland

Nature & Science

Hampton has a variety of natural resources including three state champion trees:

  • Austrian Pine, Pinus Nigra
  • Pecan, Carya illinoinensis
  • Weeping Japanese Scholar Tree, Sophora japonica 'Pendula'

Bluebirds

In 2001 volunteers placed Bluebird boxes in the park. We're delighted to see their work pay off handsome dividends. In 2004, thirty-seven Eastern Bluebirds fledged successfully, as well as nine tree swallows and six Chickadees. The park now hosts sixteen Bluebird boxes in which the birds continue to fledge.



Did You Know?

Helen Stewart Ridgely

The fifth mistress, Helen Stewart Ridgely, visited the White House frequently because she was a school friend of President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife, Edith.