Spend an afternoon on the farm and explore what life work and life were like on an antebellum plantation.
See demonstrations of 19th century cider-pressing, ice cream making, and weaving. Participate in corn shucking contests, 19th century style farming, and period games for the entire family! Learn milking techniques with “Reba” the cow and the Maryland Dairy Princess, back by popular demand.
Listen to OLD TIME MUSIC featuring Ranger Tim and an ensemble of musicians on the fiddle and banjo. Join Ranger Anokwale at 12:30 pm, as she gives a tour of the farm buildings including the original slave quarters and gives voice to those forced into servitude on the Ridgelys’ estate.
The Washington Revels will be performing in period attire and sharing the history of enslaved African Americans in song in front of the overseer’s house at 2:00 pm – 2:45pm.
Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit our website www.nps.gov/hamp or call 410 823-1309 x254.
About Hampton National Historic Site: Hampton National Historic Site, the Northern most slave plantation in the National Park Service, is located at 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland 21286 – the only National Park in Towson, Maryland. Hampton NHS was the first site to be designated a National Park due to its architectural significance. Its remaining 63 acres include many original buildings: the late Georgian-style mansion, slave quarters, lower (farmhouse or overseer’s) house, dairy, ice house, stables, formal gardens and Ridgely-family cemetery.
Hampton NHS is the story of America: The Ridgely family (including a governor of Maryland), enslaved African Americans, European indentured servants and tenant farmers, built, worked, lived and died at Hampton plantation from 1783 – 1948 including the post-Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Victorian & Edwardian eras, Jazz Age, WWI and WWII.
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