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. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.