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?
There were as many as fourteen children in one generation of the Ridgelys. They rode a sled between the terraced gardens, kept squirrels as pets, and even threw snowballs in the Great Hall.