"We are now Centennial-ready!" Thanks for all of your support as the National Park Service,
Historic Hampton, Inc., Baltimore County partners,
and the many friends of Hampton
dedicated the new Visitor Contact Station
at Hampton National Historic Site. Find Your Park!
Hampton National Historic Site
535 Hampton Lane, Towson MD 21286
Events are subject to change; new events are being added.
Please check Events Calendar or call the Visitors' Center to verify:
Unless otherwise noted, events are free to attend. The Mansion's first floor and the Orangery are handicap-accessible.
Antique Car Rally at Hampton this weekend! Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11am - 4pm on the North Lawn's Drive. Over 20 antique automobiles from the Maryland chapter of The Buick Club of America and The Chesapeake Antique Automobile Club of America, along with other auto enthusiasts, will rally at Hampton tomorrow. Join us on the heart-shaped drive! Photo below (courtesy of the National Park Service): circa 1920 - Although she was not comfortable with the new technology of electricity, Helen Ridgely warmly embraced the automobile which her husband, Capt. John Ridgely, disdained. Hampton’s first automobile garage was built in 1910. For the Chesapeake AACA photos of the 2014 Rally at Hampton: http://www.chesapeakeaaca.org/pages/activities/photos/2014hamptonhouse.html
Harps and Bards of Celtic Lands: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12pm workshop in the Orangery; 3pm performance in the Great Hall. Join Philip & Pam Boulding of Magical Strings for a presentation on the ancient bardic traditions of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including colorful stories related to the harp. Program will include discussion and demonstrations on the Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, and other instruments. If you have your own harp you are encouraged to bring it! This will be followed by a performance in the Great Hall at 3pm: SEATING IS LIMITED.
On The Hampton Plantation: Overseer’s House, Slave Quarters and Farm Tour:May 23, 2015, at 2pm.Dressed in period attire, Ranger Anokwale will guide visitors through the authentic slave quarters, dairy and overseer’s home and give voice to the enslaved African Americans who helped to make the Ridgelys’ lavish lifestyle possible.
Our Family Tells Stories Series:Sunday, May 24, 2015, at 2pm, Orangery.Join us for another "funtastic" afternoon of Afrocentric storytelling with the very talented Diane Macklin. The "Lady teller" has delighted audiences for over 15 years, sharing tales through a "dynamic" style (as seen in the Washington Post), seasoned with rhythm, sounds, and movement, while engaging listeners of all ages. Bring the entire family for an afternoon of educational fun!
Programs are brought to you by
the National Park Service at Hampton National Historic Site and Historic Hampton, Inc.,
with support from the many friends of Hampton, including:
In addition, we are grateful that many of this year's programs
are made possible by a generous grant from
the Maryland Humanities Council,
through support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed
do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities
or the Maryland Humanities Council.