Hampton National Historic Site

535 Hampton Ln.
Towson, MD 21286- Map It
Phone: (410) 823-1309

AAA Editor Notes

Hampton National Historic Site is just e. off SR 146 at 535 Hampton Ln. (or off I-695 exit 27B). A Georgian mansion begun in 1783 by Charles Ridgely, Hampton represents post-Revolutionary War opulence. At its completion in 1790, it was the largest house in the country. The 62-acre site features a formal garden, greenhouses, an ice house, a restored orangery, slave and tenant farmer quarters, stables, a cemetery and a historic farmhouse. Such items as fine art and furniture comprise a collection of more than 60,000 objects displayed in the site's buildings. Interpretive panels in the visitor contact station describe the site's history. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Grounds open daily 8:30-5. Visitor contact station open Thurs.-Sun. 9-4:30. Mansion and farm site buildings open Thurs.-Sun. 10-3; guided tours depart on the hour 10-3. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.