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Hampton National Historic Site
Based on 34 traveler reviews
Enjoyed a lot
Sep 21, 2013 by: franz m from home
I hade a spare afternoon and I decided to give #1 attraction in Towson a try. At 1 PM a very nice and helpful park ranger guided me (I was all alone) through Hampton mansion rooms (look for the small Pisa tower souvenir!) and then outside to visit the ice house. I walked solo to the cemetery enjoying birds, squirrels and fresh air hay parfumed. Well worth the visit, all considering that's free. Only regret is noise: Hampton National Historic Site is sitting next to Interstate 695 so you can't pretend to be back in 1800 P.S. A new visitor center is being built.
Worst tour of my life! MUST READ REVIEW!!!!
Sep 07, 2013 by: Chuck S from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tour would've been better if it was self guided. Tour guide was very strict on making everyone stay within five feet of her and veiwing areas were very hot and small. If someone tried to look in another room or stand in the doorway of the room she was talking about she would yell at them and make everyone stand extremely close to one another! It took 30min to get through 3 small, tiny rooms and we had not even got to the second floor yet!!! If you take the tour be prepared to be bored to death. Also don't try to leave the tour because the tour guide will not let you. This was one hour of my life I will never get back!
Historical house, well preserved
Sep 01, 2013 by: KSC77 from Lawrenceville, GA
Impressive house with a lot of history, well preserved and good tour. There is a small gift shop and a short movie shown on a tv. You can walk around the grounds as well.
Aug 30, 2013 by: Bklyngirl312 from
Arrived to the site without any problems. I was disappointed to learn that the tours for the buildings only friday, saturday or sunday. Only the grounds were open for walking. There is a substantial amount of land to walk, but a guide was have made this better. Did not really enjoy this visit here.
Tour Guide Makes the Difference
Jul 13, 2013 by: Linda B from Waterford, Pennsylvania
Angela Roberts, Park Ranger, gave the 3 pm tour today, and did a Wonderful job. She is passionate about her job and it shows. Really opened my eyes to a perspective I could never gain from my suburban American 20th Century lifestyle. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of families in Maryland, enslavement of blacks and whites, or period architecture. Plus there are some nice nature pictures on their Facebook site.
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