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 »
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 Ridgely ironworks, Northampton Iron Furnace, was the eighth iron making business in Maryland and produced cannonballs, camp kettles, and other items for the Revolutionary Army.