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Hampton

National Historic Site - Maryland

Hampton National Historic Site, in the Hampton area north of Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA, preserves a remnant of a vast 18th-century estate, including a Georgian manor house, gardens, grounds, and the original stone slave quarters. The estate was owned by the Ridgely family for seven generations, from 1745 to 1948. The Hampton Mansion was the largest private home in America when it was completed in 1790 and today is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the U.S.

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https://www.nps.gov/hamp/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_National_Historic_Site Hampton National Historic Site, in the Hampton area north of Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA, preserves a remnant of a vast 18th-century estate, including a Georgian manor house, gardens, grounds, and the original stone slave quarters. The estate was owned by the Ridgely family for seven generations, from 1745 to 1948. The Hampton Mansion was the largest private home in America when it was completed in 1790 and today is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the U.S. Once possibly the largest private home in America by 1790, the Hampton mansion serves as a grand example of late-Georgian architecture in America. Hampton is also the story of its people, as the estate evolved through the actions of the Ridgely family, enslaved African Americans, European indentured servants, and paid laborers within a nation struggling to define its own concept of freedom. Hampton is easy to get to because it's close to three interstate highways--routes 695, 70, and 95. From the Baltimore Beltway (I 695) eastbound or westbound: Take Exit 27B, Dulaney Valley Road northbound. Take the first right turn onto Hampton Lane. The park will be on your right, about one mile from the intersection. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Bus #11 stops at Goucher College, less than one mile from Hampton. The Light Rail stop at Lutherville is approximately three miles from Hampton NHS. Visitor Center Visitor Center is currently closed. Contact 410-823-1309 for information and questions. From the Baltimore Beltway (I 695) eastbound or westbound: Take Exit 27B, Dulaney Valley Road northbound. Take the first right turn onto Hampton Lane. The park will be on your right, about one mile from the intersection. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Bus #11 stops at Goucher College, less than one mile from Hampton. The Light Rail stop at Lutherville is approximately three miles from Hampton NHS. Once inside the park gates on the mansion side, continue up the road to the main parking lot. The visitor contact stat Hampton Mansion Historic Site Hampton Mansion in the fall Hampton Mansion in the Fall Emancipation and the Quest for Freedom Although the abolition of slavery emerged as a dominant objective of the Union war effort, most Northerners embraced abolition as a practical measure rather than a moral cause. The war resolved legally and constitutionally the single most important moral question that afflicted the nascent republic, an issue that prevented the country from coalescing around a shared vision of freedom, equality, morality, and nationhood. Slave family seated in front of their house Object of the Month May 2020 The May 2020 Hampton NHS Object of the Month is Eliza Ridgely's harp. Learn more about the harp in this article. Modern day image of Eliza Ridgely's harp in the mansion music room Object of the Month July 2020 Hampton's July 2020 object of the month is its collection of painted furniture. A painted chair. Object of the Month June 2020 HAMP's June 2020 Object of the Month is Helen Ridgely's typewriter. Learn more about the typewriter in this article. Helen Ridgely's Typewriter The Civilian Experience in the Civil War After being mere spectators at the war's early battles, civilians both near and far from the battlefields became unwilling participants and victims of the war as its toll of blood and treasure grew year after year. In response to the hardships imposed upon their fellow citizens by the war, civilians on both sides mobilized to provide comfort, encouragement, and material, and began to expect that their government should do the same. Painting of civilians under fire during the Siege of Vicksburg The Changing War Begun as a purely military effort with the limited political objectives of reunification (North) or independence (South), the Civil War transformed into a social, economic and political revolution with unforeseen consequences. As the war progressed, the Union war effort steadily transformed from a limited to a hard war; it targeted not just Southern armies, but the heart of the Confederacy's economy, morale, and social order-the institution of slavery. Woodcut of spectators watching a train station set fire by Sherman's troops Object of the Month August 2020 August's object of the month is the Ridgely's Croquet Set! A historic croquet set with manual. Object of the Month September 2020 September 2020's object of the month is the silver epergne. A silver epergne with a white background. Archeology ABCs Coloring Book Archeology paints a colorful picture of the past! Download and print this full coloring book packed with archeological objects from A to Z! Title page for coloring book entitled Archeology ABCs Coloring Book Object of the Month December 2020 December's object of the month is a silver presentation tray. A circular silver tray with an engraving in the center. Object of the Month June 2021 June 2021 Object of the Month for Hampton NHS is a collection of gospel hymns titled Gospel Hymns: Numbers 5 and 6 Combined by Ira Sankey, Stebbins, and McGranahan. gospel hymn book

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