Hampton National Historic Site
Hampton is the "show-place" of Maryland. There is certainly nothing like it south of the Mason and Dixon's line
J.C. Carpenter, from Appletons' Journal, May 8, 1875
(Inscription beside the drawing of the mansion)
This mansion is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture, which emphasizes symmetry of plan. The main living space is located in the central block, connected to two service wings by "hyphens." Two-story porticoes decorate the north and south facades.
Location. 39° 25.008′ N, 76° 35.286′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Hampton Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson MD 21286, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ice Cream in July-Icehouse, ca.1790 (a few steps from this marker); Hampton: An American Story (a few steps from this marker); Oranges in January (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Charles Ridgely (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Romance with Nature: The Falling Garden (about 400 feet away); Domestic Service Buildings-Behind the Big House (about 400 feet away); Wartime Support (about 700 feet away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism •
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