Special Event

Juneteenth: Remembering & Celebrating Freedom

Fee: Free.


Dates & Times

Date:

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Time:

2:00 PM

Duration:

2 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Cultural/Craft Demonstration
Living History
Performance
Talk

Description

In April 1865, the declaration of freedom for the millions of people of African descent in bondage was heard throughout the United States with the surrender of General Lee. However, then bondsmen, women and children in Texas did not receive this liberating information until June 19, 1865 (two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation).
 
Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. Join us in remembering and celebrating the resilient people who have gone before us, "Lest we forget-lest we forget!"
 
Please join us on the Hampton National Historic Site's farm in front of the Lower House for festivities. All ages are welcome:
 
Historical performance with singing and African drumming by Womb Work Productions: 2:15 pm - 3 pm, and newly discovered information about those enslaved at Hampton, presented by Park Ranger Anokwale.
 
Parking
Free, on-site parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Parking is available on the Lower Farm and at the Visitor Contact Station. The upper parking lot (near the mansion) will be closed due to scheduled maintenance. Individuals who require ADA accommodations are strongly encouraged to call 410-823-1309 and visit the Visitor Contact Station in order to make arrangements prior to visiting the mansion. For more information, visit the park's hours of operation page
 
Reservations are not needed and will not be taken. ADA accessible. For more information, call 410-823-1309.

Reservation or Registration: No

Parking and admission are free on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not required and will not be taken.