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 »
The National Park Service would not exist without the passion of American citizens just like you. Before the 391 units of today’s national park system were created, individuals volunteered their time, money, passion, knowledge, and power to create America’s backyard.
Hampton National Historic Site is always looking for motivated, passionate, and dedicated individuals who want to help preserve the legacy of the National Parks for future generations. Hampton tells the story of people, the people who lived and worked on this once vast estate. The diversity of stories at Hampton, from the family that built the mansion to the enslaved African Americans who made life on the estate possible, are best shared by our diverse volunteer corps. Coming from all walks of life, Hampton’s volunteers generously donated over 16,000 hours of service last year.
National Parks, like Hampton National Historic Site are preserved by federal law and supported by a federal budget, they could not survive without the thousands of hours dedicated by everyday average citizens who want to help make a difference.
So please consider joining the best mission in America, to leave our National Parks unimpaired to the next generation. We always welcome volunteers to lead mansion tours, staff the visitor center, demonstrate a skill or trade, work in the gardens, assist with invasive plant management, maintain the park library, conduct historic research, or if you have a love or interest that you think might benefit Hampton- please contact the park volunteer coordinator today!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
The Ridgelys were one of the first families in Maryland to have ice year-round for cold drinks and ice cream. Some historic ice cream flavors of the period include vanilla ice cream, asparagus ice cream, and garlic ice cream.