Hampton National Historic Site, Towson

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  • Beautiful grounds, detailed escorted mansion tour, several outbuildings- including dairy and slave quarters, along with an underground ice mound. Many of the items in the home are original to the fami...  more »
  • This is a national historic site in Towson and one of the great original homes from the colonial ear. The home was built by the Ridgely family and my father used to play with one of the Ridgely kids. ...  more »
  • This home was built for the Ridgely Family, they owned most of Baltimore County. I great place to walk the grounds and tour the mansion. It is very easy to get to, right off the Baltimore Beltway.  more »
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  • WOW. The Hampton National Historic Site is one of the most beautiful site I've visited. it is very open, and it has many landmarks on the property. The mansion and the gardens are beautiful. The one section of the historic site that touched me the most is the Slave Quarters. I read some of the signs, and it is very sad how human being were being sold for slaves. I also liked the Ice House where they made ice-cream. The probably is a good size, and easy to walk around to see the different buildings. It is wheel chair accessible, and definitely, Dog Friendly!!
  • The guided tour was wonderful. Check out the time before your go. We were able to catch the last tour at 3:00pm. The tour was around 1 hour 10 minutes long. Great learning experience - gives you a good idea about wealthy american households from mid 1700 to early 1900. I would suggest going earlier because apart from the mansion itself there are some other places to see on the other side of the road - which we could not do because of time shortage. The parking closes at 5:00pm, but you can park outside and be on the grounds probably till sundown.
  • This is a great place to walk around and explore. The mansion and related buildings are very interesting. The guided tours and holiday events are definitely worth doing. I've been several times and always enjoyed it.
  • This is a wonderful place to get some exercise in and learn a little history too. Lots of parking and convenient ,near the beltway. Well maintained restrooms, not those nasty portable ones.
  • This was a really cool NHS - it's not necessarily a big name like some other places, but it's a highly valuable resource in that it portrays a house and family through literal centuries. It would be nice if there were more focus on exactly how much enslaved people were necessary to the function of the place (it's mentioned, but it feels a bit like it gets glossed over). Overall, you should take the time to take the house tour and to visit the farm side of it as well. It's great!
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