Holidays at Hampton...A Yuletide Celebration
Tour the mansion by candle light! Hampton will be open Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th evening from 6 pm - 8:30 pm. Bring the family and tour the mansion without a guide. Click the "Schedule of Events" for special holiday programs.
NEW GUIDED TOUR HOURS
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, tours of the mansion and farm site's buildings are offered on FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY ONLY from 10 am to 4 pm. Buildings are closed to the public Monday through Thursday. Grounds are open daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
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 »
Contact: Kirby Shedlowski, 410-823-1309, x251
Sunday, December, 20, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
During the holiday season the Ridgely family would have attended and hosted many parties, dances, and balls. The Great Hall at Hampton was a wonderful place for dancing, especially for the line dances that were popular during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This special performance will feature dances from the Regency period (1800-1825). The audience should come prepared to dust off their dancing shoes as Choregraphie Antique encourages audience participation.
Choregraphie Antique, the dance history ensemble of Goucher College makes history come alive by performing ballroom dances of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century. Dancers dressed in beautiful costumes perform vintage dances recapturing the elegance of courtly french menuets, bourrees, allemands, and lively English country dances of that Americans love to dance in eighteenth century America.
Please contact the park (410) 823-1309, x251 for more information.
Did You Know?
The Ridgelys owned as many as 350 slaves at Hampton who worked in the ironworks, the fields, and the mansion. Some slaves stayed at Hampton even after the Civil War but many ran away.