Field of Grass and Flowers

Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters & Archaeological Park

Lake Overlook Drive
Bowie, MD 20721
(301) 627-1286
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    Historians and archaeologists are working together to reconstruct the lives of the many slaves and tenant farmers who lived at Northampton Plantation. This historic site features reconstructed foundations of two slave quarteres from the former Northampton Plantation (1673-1860). Archaeological excavations have recovered artifacts and information about the lives of African American slaves and tenant farmers who lived there from the late 18th through the mid-20th century. Interpretive signage describes the site’s hisotry and ongoing research.