The View from Below
Hampton National Historic Site
From this part of the farm, you have an ideal view of the Ridgely mansion. The imposing structure on the hill would have inspired different emotions among the various people on the estate. The Ridgelys owned many farms, scattered across thousands of acres. This site was called the Home Farm probably because it was closest to the family residence. The crops and animals raised on this land directly supported life in the Ridgely household. Over time, Ridgely lands were given to descendants or sold to other individuals who worked them. This site preserves the core of Hampton’s agrarian past.
(Inscription above the picture)
Many buildings at the Home Farm have been lost, however, a number remain. Surviving structures include the Lower House, Dairy, Corn Crib (foundation only) Mule Barn, Long House Granary, Slave and Tenant Farmers’ Quarters, and Ash House.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 25.248′ N, 76° 35.184′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lower House (here, next to this marker); Quarters #2 & 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Slave Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Corn Culture (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cream of Hampton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thoroughbreds at Hampton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton: An American Story (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ridgely's Pride (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.