Pets

dog at Hampton
Leashed dog laying in the grass at Hampton National Historic Site.

National Park Service

Hampton National Historic Site is a pet-friendly park. Visitors are welcome to bring their pets to explore 62.5 scenic acres that the site offers, but please be mindful of the following safety tips, federal laws, and regulations:

Pets may be walked in designated areas of the park while on a leash that does not exceed six (6) feet in length. Pets are not permitted in the Family Cemetery and the fenced yard of the Lower House. Leaving a pet unattended and tied to an object at any time is prohibited.

Pets are not permitted in any of the buildings or historic structures on site, including the Visitor Contact Station. Service animals are welcome inside buildings. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition.

Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Garbage cans are available throughout the park for disposal of pet waste. It is unlawful to abandon waste bags in the park. Please bring your own supplies as the park is not responsible for providing clean up bags to visitors.

It is unlawful to allow pets to harass and/or chase the wildlife. Please maintain control of your pet and keep a safe distance from any other animals in your general area at all times.

Please be mindful of weather conditions when bringing your pet to the park. Extremes in hot and cold tempatures can sometimes be harmful to pets. Water fountains are available throughout the park but visitors should bring their own containers in order to provide water to their pets.

If you see an unattended pet please notify park staff immediately.

For more information, please consult the Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are excited to offer a unique volunteer opportunity for dog walkers who want to help preserve, protect, and interpret the history and resources of Hampton National Historic Site. The Hampton Paw Patrol is a group of volunteers and their four-legged friends who patrol the park and demonstrate good canine behavior to other visitors. Find your BARK and join the Paw Patrol today!

Last updated: August 5, 2018

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Mailing Address:

535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286

Phone:

410.823.1309

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