The Ridgely Family had a dramatic impact on the history of not only the Hampton estate, but also the state and nation. Impacts were felt early on with ironworks that supplied the Continental Armies and a family member serving as Governor of Maryland. Other family members made their impact on the world through philanthropy and education. The impact that the Ridgely family had culminated with handing over the Hampton mansion, grounds, and collections to the Avelon Foundation and eventually the National Park Service. This historic donation helped lead to the creating of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Learn more about famous members of the Ridgely family and their impacts on history.
Last updated: June 24, 2020