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Adult Guided Tours
Adult Group Tours & Classes

 

Whether you want to bring your local historical society or community gardening club, Historic London Town and Gardens offers tours for all interests and ages. We also have a beautiful setting for art and photography classes.

Guided Tour Options
Group tours may choose from any of the following options:

  • Guided tour of the William Brown House and historic area (Please allow up to 60 minutes)

  • Guided tour of our ornamental and woodland gardens (Please allow up to 60 minutes)

    • (Available March-October)

  • Guided tour of both historic area & house AND ornamental & woodland gardens​​​​ (Please allow up to 2 hours)

    • 45-50 minute tours for each, with a 10-15 minute break in between at the Visitor Center​

 

In addition, groups may self-guide through our exhibit, historic area, and gardens before or after the guided portion.

Tour Cost

  • History Tour (William Brown House & Historic Area): $12/person

  • Garden Tour (Ornamental & Woodland Gardens): $12/person

  • Combination Tour (History + Garden): $15/person

 

Minimum

Our minimum program fee is $72 for the History or Garden tours, or $75 for the Combination Tour.

 

Payment Schedule

  • A nonrefundable deposit equal to the minimum program free ($72-75) is due within two weeks of receiving the confirmation and invoice to hold your reservation.

  • The balance is due at the beginning of your tour.

  • Numbers can be adjusted slightly for your tour, but we may not be able to accommodate significantly more attendees without advanced notice.

  • Non-payment may result in the cancellation of your program.

Rescheduling and Cancellations

  • We will make every effort possible to reschedule tours.

  • All payments may be transferred to the rescheduled date, but nonrefundable deposits will not be refunded for any cancelled programs.

 

Dates & Times

  • Adult tours are available Wednesdays through Sundays during our regular open hours, 10am-4pm.

    • During Winter Hours (Thanksgiving through Maryland Day), adult tours are only available Fridays and Saturdays.​

  • Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour begins. This will ensure enough time for you to check in and get settled before the tour.

 

Group Size

We are currently able to accommodate up to 45 adults at a time on a tour, depending on the availability of tour guides. Once on site, groups will be divided further into smaller 15-20 person groups.

 

Host a Class at London Town

With 23-acres of beautiful gardens, history, and nature, London Town is an ideal place for photographers, painters, yoga enthusiasts, and more! We're happy to welcome college classes, art guilds, studios, and other organized groups to the property during our regular open hours. The fee is $10 / participant. For classes with more than four participants, we require pre-registration. Please email us with the information requested in the section below detailing our scheduling information.

 

For photography classes, please refer to our photography policy here

 

Booking Information

Scheduling Information
To schedule a tour, please email us at education@historiclondontown.org with the following information. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (410) 222-1919 x200. Please note that, due to high call volume, we’re unable to schedule tours over the phone.

Please let us know:

  • Contact person

  • Contact email

  • Contact phone number

  • Which tour do you want to schedule? (History or Garden or Combination)

  • First choice date AND time?

  • Second choice date AND time?

  • Number of participants

 

Accessibility

Historic London Town and Gardens wants to be as accessible as possible. If you have a need not covered below, or if you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out at visit@historiclondontown.org or (410) 222-1919x200.

  • Parking is free and designated accessible parking spaces are available near the Visitor Center.

  • The Visitor Center and Pavilion are fully accessible.

  • We have a wheelchair available in the Visitor Center which can be borrowed for free during your visit.

  • The first floor of the William Brown House is accessible.

  • Our historic area has many areas with uneven terrain and steep inclines.

  • Our gardens have many areas with uneven terrain and steep inclines. There are three paths with stairs.

  • Large print maps are available onsite.

Sensory Experience

  • If anyone in your group has difficulty waiting in lines, you are welcome to bring fidgets, music headphones, a manipulative toy or other equipment they might need.

  • The Visitor Center has large open spaces, and small constricted hallways. The floor is carpeted. This building can be busy and loud.

  • The exhibit in the Visitor Center has a few different audio-visual elements, which can be loud.

 

Brick and Gravel Paths

  • In the historic area, there are gravel paths. The paths vary in evenness.

  • In the gardens, there are gravel and grass paths, as well as stairs. The paths vary in evenness and can be slippery.

 

William Brown House

  • In the cellar of the William Brown House (the first floor), the floors are made of brick. In the second floor, the floors are made of wood plank. Some rooms have a single step up for access.

  • Only the first floor (cellar) is wheelchair accessible.

  • A virtual tour of the entire building is available on our website for anyone who isn't able or comfortable with visiting the second floor.

Quiet Spaces

While London Town does not have a permanent sensory break space, if anyone in your party needs a quiet space for a break, please ask a staff member where an appropriate location would be.

 

Restrooms

Restrooms are available in the Visitor Center. Each restroom has a wheelchair accessible stall.

Host a Class
Booking Information
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