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 »
Harvest Day and Hampton Hallows
Contact: Kirby Shedlowski, 410-823-1309, x251
October 18, 2009
Help the park staff shuck and grind the corn, try your hand at making butter, watch the blacksmith make tools that would have been used on the farm. Join the annual husking party and learn about its importance to African-American folk culture at 2:00 p.m.! An afternoon full of hands-on opportunities will be sure to keep you busy and help you imagine the many harvests that happened at Hampton.
Did You Know?
The dairy business at Hampton once produced over 1,000 pounds of butter every year. The milk that the Ridgelys produced was mostly mixed into the slops for the pigs instead of being sold.