Hampton National Historic Site - Towson, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 25.040 W 076° 35.502
18S E 362981 N 4364298
Quick Description: The first national historic site unit in the National Park Service, Hampton National Historic Site preserves one of the largest colonial-styled plantations on the East Coast.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2021 3:39:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM14R5T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "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, one of the few plantations having its original slave quarters surviving to the present day."
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Dawn to Dusk.


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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