• Horse and Carriage in front of Hampton NHS

    Hampton

    National Historic Site Maryland

Winter Hours Begin at Hampton

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Date: January 21, 2010
Contact: Kirby Shedlowski, 410-823-1309 Ext. 251
Contact: Angela Roberts-Burton, 410-823-1309 Ext. 251

Winter hours begin at Hampton. Starting January 12, Hampton National Historic Site will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The site will be open seven days starting on June 1!

Join us for the special Second Sunday events each month! Events are free of charge and are family-oriented. A brief listing is below. Check out our website: www.nps.gov/hamp for the latest information!

February 14 – African-American spiritual songs - 2:00 p.m. in the Hampton Orangery. Slave songs raised morale, acted as a form of communication and were a key element of the culture of the enslaved. Hear authentic songs sung by Sombarkin, a noted spiritual singing group from Maryland’s Eastern Shore!

March 14 – “Keepin’ time with the Ridgelys,” a look at the workings of historic clocks – 2:00 p.m. A talk on the evolution of American clocks and how they work. Guaranteed to get you wound up!

April 11 – Easter Egg Hunt at Hampton 2:00 p.m. In addition to sweets, children use historical clues to find history!

May 8 & 9 – Mothers’ Day Weekend Carriage Rides. Treat mom with a lovely carriage ride across the blooming grounds of Hampton! Each ride has historical narration about the roles of mothers throughout the history of the Hampton estate. Rides are free and run every 20 minutes starting at 1:00 p.m., tickets on a first come, first serve, basis and are available at noon.

June 13 – Juneteenth! – a look at the history of this holiday and the end of slavery in the U.S.

Did You Know?

Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis was a former African American slave who remained with the Ridgely Family as a nanny after the Civil War. When she passed away, she was one of only two non-family members buried in the family cemetery.