Thing to Do

Walk Your Dog at Hampton

Two visitors with dogs on leashes pose with two park rangers.
Rangers and visitors alike have fun when dogs follow the B.A.R.K. Ranger policies!

NPS/Tim Ervin

Hampton National Historic Site is a pet friendly park. Visitors often want to take advantage of the beautiful Baltimore area weather, open grounds, and scenic park trails to get furry friends out and moving. The National Park Service encourages visitors to walk their pets as part of the Healthy People Healthy Parks initiative. When walking pets at Hampton NHS, make sure to keep in mind the principles of B.A.R.K.:

  • Bag your pet’s waste. Hampton NHS has several trashcans on site for waste to be properly disposed of once bagged.
  • Always leash your pet. Pets are required by law to be on six-foot leash under control of their owner.
  • Respect wildlife. Hampton NHS boasts several species of deer, geese, snakes, foxes, etc. Make sure pets do not disturb these animals in their natural habitats.
  • Know where you can go. Pets at Hampton NHS are welcome on the open grounds and trails, however pets are not allowed in any park buildings.
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Year Round
Pedestrians are welcome in the park from dawn to dusk. However keep in mind that parking lots are open 8:30 am - 5 pm.
Accessibility Information
Pets are welcome on the grounds of Hampton, most of the grounds are accessible by gravel paths that cut through the property.

Hampton National Historic Site

Last updated: December 27, 2021