The Future of Historic London Town and Gardens

In 2017 the Board of the London Town Foundation approved a new Operations and Capital Improvement Plan for Historic London Town and Gardens. This document provides a strategic vision for the site during the next ten years.


London Town's new mission is "to inspire a deeper understanding of our region’s history, environment, culture, and arts through living history, historical artifacts, experiential public gardens, and collaborative cultural & arts



The Foundation, in partnership with Anne Arundel County, will make Historic London Town and Gardens one of the premier history and horticultural sites in the region to support the County's goal of being a great place to live, work, and play. To accomplish our goals, the Foundation is deepening our partnership with Anne Arundel County and the wider community.


We welcome any and all support from individuals, businesses, and other community partners. Please join us if you are interested in helping London Town become a great place for Anne Arundel County and Maryland!


To learn more, contact Rod Cofield, Executive Director, at 410-222-1919 x206 or

Operational Changes

The new operations and capital improvement plan consists of two main components: operational changes and capital improvements. On the operations side, we will enhance our programming in many ways. This will be in addition to our exisiting focus on colonial history. Some highlights include the following: 

Become the 4th tall-ship dock on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, enabling a variety of programming connected to the South River

​Additionally, we will work to increase staffing as needed, strive to meet best practices in the museum and public garden fields, and always aim to improve the visitor experience. 

Capital Improvement Highlights ​


What will London Town look like ten years from now in 2027? In addition to the operational changes listed on the previous page, we will also be physically transforming. Some capital improvements will improve the visitor experience, such as new pavilions for programming and an expanded T-dock for tall ships. Others will be more back of the house work to make everything run more smoothly and in a more attractive manner. Here are some of the highlights we’ll undertake: 

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