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  • 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

Daily; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

*Gravel roads are open to pedestrians from dawn to dusk

Mansion Open

Friday-Sunday; 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Mansion Tours
Friday-Sunday on the hour; 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.*
*Last tour of the day is abbreviated (4-4:30 pm)

Lower House Open
Friday-Sunday; 10:00 a.m.-Noon; 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
*hours may vary based on staff availability

Home Farm Tours
Friday-Sunday; starts at Lower House; 45 minutes

*times based on staff availability

Home Farm, Slave Quarters, Tenant Quarters, Dairy Open
Friday-Sunday; 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Family Cemetery, Stables, Ice House Open
Friday-Sunday; 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Gardens and Grounds Tour
Saturday & Sunday; 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

*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.

updated: 09 April 2013


Special Topic Programs

Servitude at Hampton: In Black and White
Next Dates: April 28, May 18 and June 16, 2013

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?

Historic Marker - Northampton Furnace

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.