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 »
Support Your Park
Hampton NHS depends upon a wide variety of support to help meet its mission to protect the historic resources and to promote the historic significance of the site now and for future generations. There are many ways you can help - click on the hotlinks for more details!.
Become a volunteer! Volunteering is a fun and exciting way you can contribute to your National Park. Hours are flexible. Many opportunities are available whether helping in visitor services, maintenance or our living history program.
Join Historic Hampton, Inc. - the cooperating association helps to raise funds and is instrumental in sponsoring large events.
Donate directly. Anyone can give financially to the park. Funds so donated stay here and go towards helping pay for items and services not normally possible due to budget constraints.
Consider full or part time employment. Each year National Parks across the country count on seasonal staff to help with the increased summer visitation.
Hampton Improvement Association
Hampton National Historic Site is surrounded by a residential community of approximately 600 private residences. The community developed as the result of the Ridgely family subdividing their land starting in 1929 when they opened the Hampton Development Company.
The community association is the Hampton Improvement Association (HIA). Close neighbors and park partners you can learn more about HIA and events on their website.
Did You Know?
The Ridgelys owned as many as 350 slaves at Hampton who worked in the ironworks, the fields, and the mansion. Some slaves stayed at Hampton even after the Civil War but many ran away.