Laws & Policies


We want your visit to Hampton National Historic Site to be both enjoyable and safe. From this page you can learn about the different laws and policies that are in place to maintain the safety of visitors, park staff, and the park itself. Please review the following laws and policies, as well as park safety guidelines, prior to your visit.

Permits may be required for certain activities at Hampton. Such activities include ceremonies, and commercial filming and photography. A commercial use agreement is required to conduct commercial activities such as providing a business to park visitors within the boundaries of Hampton National Historic Site. Such activities include road-based commercial tours, photography workshops, etc.

Pets are welcome in the park, but with some exceptions. If you are planning on bringing your pet to the park, please review the laws and policies before arriving.


Superintendent's Compendium

The Superintendent’s Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR). It serves as a public notice of closed areas, prohibitted activities, a list of activities that require a special use permit or reservation, and outlines public use and resour protection regulations that pertain to the operations and administration of Hampton National Historic Site.


Safety and Security

The National Park Service and Hampton National Historic Site have specific meaures put in place to ensure the safety and security of the park and its visitors. Please review the following prior to your visit:

  • Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircrafts such as drones is prohibited
  • Review the National Park Service's policy regarding firearms in national parks
  • Do not approach, feed, or harass wildlife

If you are in the park and witness suspicious, illegal, or unsafe activity, please call 1-866-677-6677 to notify National Park Service Law Enforcement Dispatch.

Last updated: March 12, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286


410-962-4290 (option 2)

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