Safety

Hampton is a 'No Drone Zone.'
Hampton is a 'No Drone Zone' - launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Hampton National Historic Site is prohibited.

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The staff at Hampton NHS want to make sure that your visit is as enjoyable as possible. Please consider the following safety tips, federal laws, and regulations when planning your visit to the park. A complete list can be found in the Superintendent's Compendium.

IF YOU NEED HELP

  • If it is an emergency, call 911.
  • If you are in the park and need help for non-emergency situations like suspicious or illegal activity, call 1-866-677-6677 for National Park Service Law Enforcement Dispatch.

INCLIMENT WEATHER
The park hours of operation are subject to change in the event of incliment weather. Visitors are advised to excercise caution when planning a visit to Hampton when weather conditions are severe. Please check for
park alerts or call 410-823-1309 in the event of incliment weather for updated hours of operation.

Buildings and walking paths may be closed due to weather conditions, including, but not limited to, snow and ice. Remember to use caution when walking the grounds at Hampton.

VISITING THE PARK
Hampton National Historic Site spans over 62 acres. While some areas are accessible by vehicle, walking is required to visit several areas of the site. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for extremes in both summer and winter conditions when necessary.

Drink plenty of fluids when walking the grounds at Hampton during the summer months. Use your best judgment when exploring the park and seek shade when extreme heat conditions exist. Water fountains are available at the Visitor Contact Station.

Excercise caution when walking the grounds during the winter months. Dress appropriately for winter conditions including, but not limited to, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Seek warmer indoor conditions when available.

PROTECTING RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE
Trees, plants, earthworks, and historic architectural structures are considered to be part of the cultural landscape at Hampton. For the safety of our visitors and the resources, walking on, climbing, entering, ascending, descending, or traversing on an archeological or cultural resource, monument, or statue is prohibited. Help us preserve the site for the enjoyment of future generations!

Hampton is home to many animals, big and small. For the safety of our visitors and the wildlife do not attempt to approach, relocate, or feed the animals. Contact a National Park Service staff member to report any unusual or dangerous animal behavior.

PETS
Hampton National Historic Site is a pet-friendly park, but some activities may be limited if you decide to bring your pet with you. Please see the
pets page for more information on bringing your pet to the park.

RECREATION
The use of fire, stoves, or lanterns is prohibited within the park boundaries.

Recreational type activities that involve leaving property behind or affixing items to park property for others to discover are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, Geo-caches, letterboxing, and rock hiding.

Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircrafts such as drones is prohibited.

Last updated: April 26, 2020

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Mailing Address:

535 Hampton Lane
Towson , MD 21286

Phone:

410.823.1309

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