• Horse and Carriage in front of Hampton NHS


    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'


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?

Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis was a former African American slave who remained with the Ridgely Family as a nanny after the Civil War. When she passed away, she was one of only two non-family members buried in the family cemetery.