• Horse and Carriage in front of Hampton NHS


    National Historic Site Maryland

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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 »

Things To Do

visitors arrive at Hampton

Visiting Hampton is a great way to spend a morning, afternoon, or the entire day. In fact we have so much to see and do that we encourage visitors to return, and return often.

Daily we offer guided mansion tours, lower house tours, and grounds tours. We do suggest that you call ahead to confirm tour times and park hours of operation before you plan your visit. Seasonally we offer special programs and tours- check here for a listing.

Even a short visit can be a memorable one! Visitors are free to explore the 63 acre park that is home to several state champion trees, a falling garden, dozens of historic structures, and various birds and other wildlife.

We recommend that you plan to spend at least 2 hours on site- but you are more than welcome to stay longer.


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Did You Know?

Helen Stewart Ridgely

The fifth mistress, Helen Stewart Ridgely, visited the White House frequently because she was a school friend of President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife, Edith.