Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Hampton National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
A local high school student is learning natural resource stewardship, science, and she's having a lot of fun. Read more
Funded by a grant from the Federated Garden Clubs of America, a college student majoring in Historic Preservation and Art History is getting a hands-on education in preserving cultural landscapes. Read more
Historic photographs of Hampton inspire modern artists. Read more
Hampton National Historic Site partnered with the Baltimore School for the Arts and The Maryland Historical Society to produce “Torn Asunder – the Civil War Midstream.” Read more
U.S. Navy connducted a community service project at Hampton NHS site to paint 450 feet of wooden fence at the farm property. Forty-eight volunteers donated a total of 192 volunteer hours. Read more
Did You Know?
The fifth mistress, Helen Stewart Ridgely, visited the White House frequently because she was a school friend of President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife, Edith.