Holidays at Hampton

Hampton mansion with snow-covered cedar in foreground
Explore centuries of holiday traditions during Holidays at Hampton.

NPS Photo/Shannon McLucas

ConneXions Academy student choir performing in great hall of mansion.
ConneXions Academy choir performing in Great Hall of mansion, 2019.

NPS/Tim Ervin

Holidays at Hampton

Saturday, December 9, 2023

This year’s event will explore the sounds of the season and how music, songs, and storytelling shaped the holiday traditions of all those who lived and worked at Hampton from 1783 through 1948.


Visitor Center and Gift Shop
9:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. Visitor Center is open for holiday shopping and visitor information.

Mansion Open House
Explore the mansion at your leisure during our day and evening open house events. Park Rangers and volunteers will share stories of Hampton Hall and throughout the day we will feature musical performances by ConneXions Academy choir and the 42nd Street Singers highlighting songs of the festive season!

  • Daytime 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. (last daytime entry at 4:30)
    • Music by ConneXions Academy 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
  • Evening 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
    • Music by 42nd Street Singers
Griot Circle of Maryland storyteller performs at Hampton farm
Griot Circle of Maryland performing at Hampton

NPS/Tim Ervin

Hampton Farm Activities

  • 11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Explore the historic farm buildings and exhibits
  • 12:00 p.m. African American Storytelling and Music with Griots' Circle of Maryland, Inc
  • 1:00 p.m. African American Storytelling and Music with Griots' Circle of Maryland, Inc
  • 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Free 19th-century silhouettes by Silhouettes by Hand (first come, first served)
Ranger swearing in Junior Ranger in Orangery
Get Hampton's Junior Ranger book and badge!

NPS/Tim Ervin

Orangery Activities
10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.

  • Visit the Orangery to earn a Junior Ranger badge!
  • Enjoy cider and cookies provided by our friends from Historic Hampton Inc.*

*while supplies last



Parking is free. Limited parking is available at Hampton National Historic Site.
A free shuttle service is available for the event from 10:00 a.m. — 8:30 p.m. from the parking lot at Towson United Methodist Church (501 Hampton Lane) to Hampton NHS. The shuttle will stop at both the mansion and farmhouse, along with the church parking lot.


The Mansion is ADA accessible. The free shuttle service is NOT accessible with chair lifts. However, ADA accessible parking will be available at the mansion upper lot, visitor center parking area, and behind the mule barn on the farm side.



Want to Avoid Crowds?

The mansion will be decorated from Thursday December 7, 2023 — Sunday, January 7, 2024. The mansion is available for scheduled public tours Thursdays through Sundays during that time. Learn more about how to take a regularly scheduled Mansion Tour (

Last updated: December 7, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286


410-962-4290 (option 2)

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