|MISSION STATEMENT OF HISTORIC HAMPTON, INC.
(As stated in HHI’s Articles of Incorporation)
The mission of Historic Hampton, Incorporated is to promote
directly the historical, scientific, educational and interpretive activities of the Hampton National Historic Site and to accept gifts, contributions, or loans and otherwise engage in fundraising to finance and pay for the above mentioned activities in respect to which no funds from the Federal Government or other sources are available.
Historic Hampton, Inc. (HHI)
535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
Tel: 410-828-9480; Email: email@example.com
Located on the grounds of the Hampton National Historic Site, between Baltimore Beltway exits 27 and 28, on the lovely Hampton Lane in Baltimore County.
Since 1979, Historic Hampton, Inc. has helped to supplement the programs provided by the National Park Service (NPS) at Hampton National Historic Site (HNHS).
The Site includes the Ridgely family home, which is also known as the Hampton
Mansion. Also on the property are the original Farmhouse which predates the Mansion, the Slave Quarters, two 19th century stables, the family burial ground,
formal gardens, and the Orangery, along with various other outbuildings.
The National Park Service's Visitors' Center is located in the west hyphen of the Mansion, which is open for tours daily during the summer months, and on limited days during the winter months. Please call the NPS Visitors' Center directly to check which days they are open: 410-823-1309, x-251. For information on tours or special events, such as the Second Sunday Programs which are a series of free family activities offered the 2nd Sunday of every month, check: HHI's Activities page, the NPS website at www.nps.gov/hamp, or the NPS Visitors' Center at 410-823-1309, x-251.
The latest news:
Introducing: the Visitor Contact Station...
Completed in 1790, the Hampton Mansion is almost as old as Baltimore County. From these shared beginnings, a unique partnership has come together to enhance the quality of life for Baltimore County residents and visitors.
As Baltimore County's only National Park, Hampton National Historic Site (HNHS) is a destination for over 44,000 visitors a year. Hampton brings people together to tour one of the finest Georgian residences in this country, to stroll landscaped grounds and historic gardens, to discover new dimensions of African-American history, to enjoy a summer concert or a carriage ride, and to experience a taste of the County' s agricultural past. Together, the partners have proposed building a Visitor Contact Station (VCS) that will provide orientation for the site as a whole, and space for additional educational exhibits.
Creating a more comprehensive visitor experience
The National Park Service (NPS), Baltimore County, and Historic Hampton, Inc. (HHI) are partnering with corporations, foundations, and private citizens to enrich the Hampton and Baltimore County visitor experience by bringing a new Visitor Contact Station to Hampton National Historic Site. The VCS will house offices, orientation and educational space, and visitor comfort facilities.
Hampton: gateway to exploring all of Baltimore County
The VCS will provide orientation to HNHS and help visitors to the area discover the hundreds of shops, hotels, restaurants, events, and unique attractions throughout Baltimore County.
Displays and literature will inform visitors about the County's fairs, wineries, museums, steeplechase races, galleries, shopping, historic sites, waterfront activities, dining, nature centers, concerts, and other recreational opportunities.
Centrally located just off the Beltway in Towson, the VCS at HNHS will enjoy high visibility signage along a well-traveled portion of I-695. The VCS will be promoted by the NPS and the Baltimore County Dept. of Economic Development.
For more information about how to contribute toward this project, please contact the office of HHI.