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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.

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.
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