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Coordinates: 39°25′03″N 76°35′30″W 39.417436000000002, -76.591621000000004

Hampton National Historic Site

  • Location & Contact Information
    • Address: Hampton Lane Towson MD USA
    • Telephone Number: +1-410-823-1309
    • Official Website: [1]
  • Overview

Hampton National Historic Site, in the Hampton area north of Towson, Maryland, United States, 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.ref name=AP 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. Hampton was the first site selected as a National Historical Site for its architectural significance by the U.S. National Park Service.ref name=Arcadia 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 200years old.ref name=HHI / In addition to the mansion and grounds, visitors may tour the overseer's house and slave quarters.[1]



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