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. More »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Hours of Operation
*Gravel roads are open to pedestrians from dawn to dusk
Friday-Sunday; 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Lower House Open
Home Farm Tours
*times based on staff availability
Home Farm, Slave Quarters, Tenant Quarters, Dairy Open
Gardens and Grounds Tour
*All programs are subject to staff availability. Please call ahead to confirm park hours of operation.
*Buildings and walking paths may be closed due to weather conditions, including but not limited to snow and ice. Remember to use caution when walking the grounds at Hampton.
* Drink plenty of fluids when walking the grounds at Hampton during the summer months. Use your best judgment when exploring the park, seek shade when extreme heat conditions exist.
Special Topic Programs
Servitude at Hampton: In Black and White
Experience the "peculiar institution" that fueled United States' economic engine and made vast plantations such as Hampton possible through an enslaved woman's eyes. Dressed in period attire, Park Ranger Angela Roberts will take you on a 90 minute journey through the Hampton mansion, ice house, and octagon house foundation. She will relate the history of those who toiled to make the Ridgelys' lavish lifestyle possible.
Meet Ranger Angela at the Mansion to begin this tour. Tour size is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority.
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.