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 »
Winter Hours Begin at Hampton
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?
The fifth mistress, Helen Stewart Ridgely, visited the White House frequently because she was a school friend of President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife, Edith.