• Horse and Carriage in front of Hampton NHS

    Hampton

    National Historic Site Maryland

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  • 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 »

Plants

What's in bloom at Hampton?

January

  • Snowdrops
  • Oregon Grapeholly

February

  • Snowdrops
  • Oregon Grapeholly

March

  • Winter Aconites
  • Daffodils
  • Flowering Quince
  • Spicebush
  • Periwinkle
  • Purple-leaf Filbert

April

  • Saucer Magnolia
  • Flowering Crabapple
  • Spring Bulbs
  • Yellow, White, and Confederate Violets
  • Flowering Quince
  • Periwinkle
  • Little-leaf Lilac Tree
  • Peonies
  • Hardy Orange

May

  • Late spring bulbs
  • Roses
  • Summer-flowering Annuals
  • Southern Magnolia
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Buckeye
  • Common Lilac
  • Empress Tree
  • Herbaciaous Peonies
  • Chinese Wisteria
  • Fringetree
  • Stewartia

June

  • Southern Magnolia
  • Sweetbay Magnolia
  • Roses
  • Summer-flowering Annuals
  • Herbaceous Peonies

July

  • Southern Magnolia
  • Roses
  • Summer-flowering Annuals
  • Bottle-brush Buckeye

August

  • Roses
  • Summer-flowering Annuals
  • Sourwood
  • Porcelain Berry

September

  • Roses
  • Summer-flowering Annuals

October

  • Fall Foliage
  • Fruit displays on Hardy Orange Poncrius

November

  • Fall Folliage

December

  • Evergreens
  • Winter forms of deciduous material

A Seasonal List of Hampton's Blooms

Did You Know?

A Youngster with a Hoop

There were as many as fourteen children in one generation of the Ridgelys. They rode a sled between the terraced gardens, kept squirrels as pets, and even threw snowballs in the Great Hall.