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Holidays at Hampton (Baltimore, MD)

  • Hampton Mansion National Historic Site 535 Hampton Lane Towson, MD, 21286 United States (map)

Silhouettes by Hand will be cutting silhouette portraits at the "Lower House" on Sunday, Dec 10, 2018, from 12-4pm. We will be continuing in the theme of the 1860s at Hampton Mansion. There is no fee for silhouettes, but there will be timed-tickets for your silhouette: first-come, first served.
One silhouette portrait per sitter. One sitter per silhouette "ticket".

Order Online if you miss this event:
If you do not get your silhouette made at the event, feel free to order your own silhouette portraits from the website: two (2) or more silhouettes available. Here is the link to order online



You are invited to Find Your Park at Hampton NHS where the National Park Service continues to preserve a diverse story of American life over 200 years of change and growth. Come be a part of our annual celebration "Holidays at Hampton: Through the Generations" and explore the Christmas traditions of Hampton from 1790 to the modern era. Learn also how the National Park Service preserves these resources in order to share those stories. In the mansion step into regency era styled holiday gala, on the farm see how holiday celebrations differed greatly by culture and class, and in the Orangery watch media presentations to learn the role of the National Park Service in preserving Hampton's structures, landscapes, and collections. 

Free parking and continuous shuttle bus service available from Towson United Methodist Church up the street from Hampton NHS at 501 Hampton Lane. Times of shuttle bus are: Saturday, Dec 9th, 12pm-9pm and Sunday December 10, 12pm-6pm. 

Here are some of the festivities visitors can enjoy for FREE at Hampton NHS:

Schedule of Events


10:00am Guided Mansion Tour—Join our volunteer docents as they guide you through seven generations of life at Hampton Hall.
11:00 Guided  Mansion  Tour
1:00pm–4:00pm Open House—Travel through decades of American history as you tour the mansion and learn about life and Christmas traditions at Hampton Hall.
1:00pm–3:00pm  “Lady with a Harp” in the Great Hall—Enjoy a live musical performance by Elaine Bryant, The American Harp Society, Charm City Chapter.
3:00pm–5:00pm  Music in the parlor—Enjoy a performance by Anita Avery as she plays the piano in the parlor.
6:00pm–8:00pm “Candlelight” Open House—Travel through decades of American history as you make your way room to room  and learn about life and Christmas traditions at Hampton Hall.

Farm and Lower House
12:00pm–4:00pm Period Arts and Crafts—Come to the Lower House to make vintage holiday cards, corn husk dolls, and garlands
12:00 pm - Storytelling Hour with Griots' Circle of Maryland member, Gordan Parks.
2:00pm “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters” Farm Tour
with Ranger Anokwale
Visitor Contact Station  and Gift Shop (Open 9am–8pm)
6:00pm–8:00pm Christmas Caroling with The Larks in the Great Hall

Free Cider and cookies available at the Visitor Contact Station (5pm–8pm)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11th: 10am-4pm

10:00am Guided Mansion Tour
11:00am Guided  Mansion  Tour
1:00pm–4:00pm Open House
1:00 pm–3:00 pm  Lori Peters of the American Harp Society, Charm City Chapter in the Great Hall
 3 pm - 4 pm Pleasant Hope Baptist Church will sing songs of the seasons in the Great Hall

Farm and Lower House
12:00pm–4:00pm  Period Arts and Crafts
12:00pm  “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters” Farm Tour
12:00pm–4:00pm Hand-Made Silhouettes by Lauren Muney (Lower House)

Visitor Contact Station and Gift Shop (Open 9:00–4:30)
*Schedule of Events Updated 11/1/2017