Men and women are encouraged to come to Hampton National
Historic Site on September 16 for a special demonstration of Manly
Arts. Activities include period fencing, boxing, and stick fighting.
The event will culminate in a “boxing exhibition” and Singlestick
tournament like those held during the 1908 Olympic Games.
Visitors will view an exhibition of historical weapons and be able to
practice their own technique under expert guidance. Guest instructors
include three internationally recognized martial artists and scholars,
Steven Huff, Mark P. Donnelly and Dan Kanagie. They will be
assisted by Park Ranger Victor Markland and members of the Mid-
Atlantic Society for Historical Swordsmanship. Young visitors will
learn positive virtues such as courage, fairness, cooperation, and
teamwork through these experiences.
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Carriage Rides At Hampton!
Location: In front of Hampton Mansion | Map
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information: $10 adults, $5 15 years & younger, 1 & under free
Contact Name: visitor center
Contact Phone Number:[masked] x251
Always a Popular Event at Hampton, carriage rides are offered the second Sunday of every month (date subject to change due to a special event, check "Scheduled of Events"). Tour the grounds surrounding the mansion and cemetery in the same way guests of the Ridgelys would have during the 1800s.
Fee is $10 per adult; $5 for youth 15 years and younger; 1 year and under are free; cash only
*For the protection of the horses, in the event of inclement weather, rides will be canceled (thunder storms, ice, extreme temperature of 85 degrees or higher or 45 degrees and below).
No reservations, rides are on a "first come, first serve basis".
For more information, call[masked] x251