The Gardens at Hampton
The Hampton gardens are in bloom. Come see and stroll through the historic gardens from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily.
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 »
From Black and White to Full Color
From Black and White to Full Color: The Changing Interpretation of Slavery in the Mid-Atlantic!
Third Annual Symposium, Goucher College, April 7, 2009.
Join distinguished scholars and noted authors for “From Black and White to Full Color: The Changing Interpretation of Slavery in the Mid-Atlantic.” Held at Goucher College on April 7, this day-long symposium will explore how the interpretation of slavery has changed over the years and how “the peculiar institution,” as practiced in the Mid-Atlantic, differed from slavery in the Deep South.
Guest speakers include some of the most respected scholars in the field of slavery. We are honored to have Ira Berlin, P.h.D. as keynote speaker. Dr. Berlin is currently a professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Berlin has written extensively on American history and the larger Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly the history of slavery. His first book, Slaves without Masters: the Free Negro in the Antebellum South (1975) won the Best First Book Prize awarded by the National Historical Society. Other works include: Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in Mainland North America and Generations of Captivity: A History of Slaves in the United States .
“So that all Her Increase May be Free: Enslaved women and manumission in Maryland” by Dr. Jessica Millward
“Wade in the Water,” a concert by the Society for the Preservation of African-American Arts. Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the SPAAA singers will offer a lively concert exploring the historical genre of the Spiritual.
“African-American Women: Plantation Textile Production from 1750-1830, the Journey” by Karen Hampton. Karen Hampton teaches in the Fashion Merchandising program at Howard University. Ms. Hampton is a mixed media textile artist whose work is steeped in oral history.
Date: April 7, 2009
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.