Tracing Lives, Slavery to Today: Maryland's Hampton Plantation

Fee: Free.


Towson University and Hampton National Historic Site

Dates & Times


Saturday, October 27, 2018


Friday, October 26th
Tracing Lives:  Slavery to Today
Symposium at Towson University, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Previously untold stories about the journey from slavery to freedom in Maryland are coming to light thanks to a joint effort between the University of Maryland and the National Park Service, in collaboration with Towson University. Discoveries about the enslaved individuals who lived and worked at the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, Md. will be presented at at Sympoisum that will be held at Towson University.
The Hampton Ethnographic Team will present findings and offer a period of discussion. The event is free and open to the general public, but reservations are encouraged. RSVP at  or call 410-704-3199.  
12:00 – 5:00 pm, 
Towson University, Linthicum Hall, Room 224, 800 York Road, Townson, MD 21252
Saturday, October 27th ,Tracing Lives:  Slavery to Today, 12:00pm– 3:30 pm, Special Tours offered every half hour
Tickets are free and available at the Visitor Center at the park on the day of the program. Tour capacity is limited.
Experience the recently uncovered stories of just a few of the hundreds of men and women who were enslaved at Hampton during the lifetime of Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829), the 15th governor of Maryland, who owned the estate. Ridgely’s death in 1829 triggered either outright emancipation or a gradual freedom from slavery dependent on age. Living history interpreters in period attire and park rangers will present these stories throughout the park. For parking information and directions, call 410 823-1309 x254.

Reservation or Registration: No