Safety

The staff at Hampton NHS want to ensure that your visit is as enjoyable as possible. Please refer to the following safety tips, federal laws, and regulations.

If you need help

  • If it is an emergency, call 911.
  • If you are in the park and need help for non-emergency situations like suspicious or illegal activity, call 1-866-677-6677 for National Park Service Law Enforcement Dispatch.

INCLIMENT WEATHER
The park hours of operation are subject to change in the event of incliment weather. Visitors are advised to excercise caution when planning a visit to Hampton when weather conditions are severe. Please call 410-823-1309 in the event of incliment weather for updated hours of operation.

Buildings and walking paths may be closed due to weather conditions, including, but not limited to, snow and ice. Remember to use caution when walking the grounds at Hampton.

VISITING THE PARK
Hampton National Historic Site spans over 62 acres. While some areas are accessible by vehicle, walking is required to visit several areas of the site. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for extremes in both summer and winter conditions when necessary.

Drink plenty of fluids when walking the grounds at Hampton during the summer months. Use your best judgment when exploring the park and seek shade when extreme heat conditions exist. Water fountains are available at the Visitor Contact Station.

Excercise caution when walking the grounds during the winter months. Dress appropriately for winter conditions including, but not limited to, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Seek warmer indoor conditions when available.

PROTECTING RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE
Trees, plants, earthworks, and historic architectural structures are considered to be part of the cultural landscape at Hampton. For the safety of our visitors and the resources, walking on, climbing, entering, ascending, descending, or traversing on an archeological or cultural resource, monument, or statue is prohibited.

Hampton is home to many animals, big and small. For the safety of our visitors and the wildlife do not attempt to approach, relocate, or feed the animals. Contact a staff member for assistance regarding unusual animal behavior.

PETS
Hampton National Historic Site is a pet-friendly park. Please see the 'pets' page for more information on bringing your pet to the park.

RECREATION
The use of fire, stoves, or lanterns is prohibited within the park boundaries.

Recreational type activities that involve leaving property behind or affixing items to park property for others to discover are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, Geo-caches, letterboxing, and rock hiding.

Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircrafts such as drones is prohibited.

Please refer to the Superintendent's Compendium for a complete list of park laws and regulations.

Last updated: August 11, 2018

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Mailing Address:

535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286

Phone:

410.823.1309

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