Hampton National Historic Site

hampton national historic site

Field Trip:

Hampton National Historic Site

Location: 535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286
URL: www.nps.gov/hamp
Phone: 410-823-1309
Email: Use online form
Grades: 1st – 12th
Subject: American history
Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Thursday – Sunday
Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas
Cost: Free for everyone
Parking: Free on-site parking

  • Ramps
  • The mansion’s 1st floor is the only accessible part of the house

County location

Museum Resources to Help Make the Most of Your Trip

yes Free Lesson Plans yes Docent Tours
NO Online Activities NO Homeschool Programs
NO Classes/Workshops yes Junior Ranger Programs
NO Trunk and/or Travelling Program yes Virtual tour

About the Hampton National Historic Site:

The Hampton National Historic Site tells the fascinating story of colonial fortune building, mined from local natural resources and the work of slaves and indentured servants; divided Civil War loyalties; and the decline of the powerful political Ridgley family.

The interior of the mansion is accessible only through guided tours that start every hour, beginning at 10:00am. Arrive at least 15-minutes early for a walk-in mansion tour, as space is limited. Individual reservations will not be taken. Tours run approximately 45-60 minutes.

Educators can arrange school tours and use the extensive pre-visit lesson plans for free.


Check out the site map and walk down the hill to tour the slave quarters that continue to tell the important story of the Ridgley family and Hampton Mansion.


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