Travel reviews by
Hampton National Historic Site
Based on 60 traveler reviews
House Reflects Fascinating Family History
Feb 18, 2015 by: getupandgo01 from Towson, Maryland
This house and its furnishings and other contents help tell the long history of the Ridgely family. It's a saga from the Revolutionary period until well into the 1900s. The country setting is beautiful and the family graveyard, slave dwellings, and orangerie are very interesting. The guides are exceptionally well informed.
Excellent Views of Historical Baltimore
Feb 15, 2015 by: MDTravelerrrr from Baltimore, Maryland
I've had many opportunities to visit this beautiful historical mansion....The original owners occupied all of the land in the current Northern area of Baltimore County. From their high elevation they could see as far as the harbor, several miles away. The property has been beautifully restored and gives a true picture of the days of slavery. The tours here are excellent and appropriate for people of all ages.
Amazing property with great tour
Dec 26, 2014 by: Ross P from
A really special look into a property from the 1800s. Our tour guide volunteer was the most knowledgeable person I have ever met on a park property, a real treasure to have on such a interesting park. Take the time to explore the out buildings as they can be easily overlooked.
Beautiful Trip into the Past.
Dec 21, 2014 by: Mary H from Ellicott City, Maryland
Enjoyed the day with a Holiday Viewing of the Main House. Decorations and Singers added to the events of the Christmas Season.
Great place to visit for a sense of history...
Dec 14, 2014 by: ArleneB435 from Corona, California
We spent an afternoon at the Hampton mansion and enjoyed it immensely. It was the largest house when it was built in 1979, has 17 foot-high ceilings and is grand! Most rooms are the same size and the furniture and decor is consistent with the era of the mansion. The art work and family portraits are worth the visit. The Ridgeley family owned it for 7 generations. It was decorated for Christmas and was really lovely. There are many out buildings, a family cemetery, and other things to visit on the grounds. The museum - gift shop - is lovely too. And, it's FREE, with great volunteers to provide commentary while you tour the house.
Read more reviews on the TripAdvisor page for this attraction.