Adult Group Tours


Whether you want to bring your local historical society or your community gardening club, Historic London Town and Gardens offers something of interest for all interests and ages.

Tour Options

Group tours may choose from any of the tour options:

  • Guided tour of the William Brown House and historic area (45 to 60 minutes)
  • Guided tour of our ornamental and woodland gardens (30-45 minutes) (Available March-June)
In addition, groups may self-guide through our exhibit, historic area, and gardens before or after the guided portion. 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, and for groups larger than four people, we require pre-registration. Please email us with the information requested in "Scheduling Information." For photography classes, please refer to our photography policy here.

COVID-19 Policies

To ensure the safety of participants and staff, the following policies are in place for onsite tours: Pursuant to the August 5, 2021 Executive Order, everyone must wear a mask at all times while inside. London Town Staff will be masked throughout the entire tour. Refusal to wear a mask inside on the part of a participant or organizer will result in immediate cancellation of program, forfeiture of payment, and inability to schedule a tour in the future. Given the ever-shifting nature of this pandemic, we may unfortunately need to cancel the tour at any time. We will immediately contact you via the email address you provide if we need to cancel and attempt to reschedule. If we're unable to reschedule you, we'll refund your fee. If you choose to not attend for reasons unrelated to COVID, we will provide a full refund until two weeks prior to the program, after which we are unable to offer refunds (unless the prior conditions are met). Please note: this information is current as of the time it is posted online (September 2, 2021). It will change as the situation changes. For the most up-to-date information, please call us at ( 410) 222-1919x200.

Scheduling Information

To schedule a tour, please email us at with the following information. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (410) 222-1919x200. 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?
  • First choice date AND time?
  • Second choice date AND time?
  • Number of participants

Planning Your Visit


  • 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 $75. Payment Schedule A nonrefundable deposit of 25% of the total fee 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. 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. 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 45 adults at a time on a tour. Once on site, groups will be divided further into 15-person groups. 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 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.
  • The first floor is wheelchair accessible.
  • If anyone in your group is not able to or is not comfortable with visiting the second floor, they may wait on the first floor.
  • The second floor is made of wood.
  • A virtual tour of the entire building is available on our website for anyone who isn't able or comfortable with visiting it.
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.

Additional Information

Gift Shop

We have a small gift shop located next to the front desk inside the Visitor Center. We do not have a cafe, but we are happy to provide recommendations for nearby restaurants.

Black Powder Demonstration

End your program on a bang! Our staff discuss the use of firearms in colonial Maryland then load and fire one of our reproduction flint-lock firearms. 15-30 minutes; $90. Please note: Black powder firearms will not fire on misty or rainy days. If your tour happens to fall on a misty or rainy day, we will conduct the program without loading or firing and issue you a $60 refund. We are unable to conduct firings if there is a separate school field trip onsite. We will alert you to this prior to confirming your tour.


Boxed lunches may be brought or ordered for delivery. Lunch orders must be handled by the group, and we have a list of suggested caterers available upon request. Groups may eat in our picnic area or our covered garden pavilion. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, groups may not eat inside any of the buildings at London Town.

What to Wear

Anticipate being outside for some / most of the tour, so please ensure that you dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for standing and walking.

Inclement Weather

If the weather causes you to want to reschedule your tour, we will do our best to accommodate that request. We will not make weather-related refunds.