Hampton National Historic Site - Towson, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 39° 24.973 W 076° 35.256
18S E 363332 N 4364168
Quick Description: The Hampton Mansion was the largest private home in America when it was completed in 1790
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2016 7:48:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMTEDQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
Hampton National Historic Site, in the Hampton area north of Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA, preserves a remnant of a vast 18th-century estate, including a Georgian manor house, gardens, grounds, and the original stone slave quarters. The estate was owned by the Ridgely family for seven generations, from 1745 to 1948. The Hampton Mansion was the largest private home in America when it was completed in 1790 and today is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the U.S. Its furnishings, together with the estate's slave quarters and other preserved structures, provide insight into the life of late 18th-century and early 19th-century landowning aristocracy. In 1948, Hampton was the first site selected as a National Historical Site for its architectural significance by the U.S. National Park Service. The grounds were widely admired in the 19th century for their elaborate parterres or formal gardens, which have been restored to resemble their appearance during the 1820s. Several trees are more than 200 years old. In addition to the mansion and grounds, visitors may tour the overseer's house and slave quarters.

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Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1790

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Architectural Period/Style: Georgian

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
National Historic Site

Main Material of Construction: Wood

Private/Public Access: Public

Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Related Website: [Web Link]


Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Listed Building Status (if applicable): Not listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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