Walking Tours

Wednesdays through Sundays

11am or 2:30pm

 

Enjoy 30 minute walking tours of the site at 11am and 2:30pm on Wednesdays through Sundays.

These tours are included with admission. Pre-registration is not necessary. 

The tours will only go outside to allow for proper social distancing. 

While you can go into most of the buildings before or after the tour, the William Brown House is currently closed. A virtual tour is available here

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SOLD OUT! Colonial Cocktails: Gin & Tonic and Shrub

SOLD OUT! Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:30 pm

 

SOLD OUT! Thursday, April 29, 2021, 6:30pm

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, we'll be enjoying a colonial version of Gin & Tonic and Shrub, a delicately pink, mixed drink of brandy, wine, and milk. 

$25 for members and $30 for non-members (Become one today!).

 

Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required. 

 

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

April 22: SOLD OUT!

April 29: ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT Register Today!

Series sponsored by Anonymous, Lori & William Griffin, Bryan & Pat Dowell, Edgewater Liquors

Family Workshop: Flower Arranging

Sunday, May 9, 2021,

10:30 am -11:30 am

 

Turn your child into a petal-powered Picasso with this fun, hour-long program on flower arranging. Taught by Meenal Harankhedkar, London Town's Director of Horticulture, your children will have a blast learning the basics of flower arranging and will leave with their own handmade centerpiece for your table.

 

$25 for member children or $30 for non-member children.

 

For children ages 6 – 12. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

Register Today!

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Colonial Cocktails: Strawberry Julep & A Pleasant and Grateful Sort of Punch

Thursday, May 27, 2021,

6:30 pm

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, we'll be exploring a punch with a wonderfully colonial name, "A Pleasant and Grateful Sort of Punch." This lime variation on punch is sure to please. We'll also try our hands at strawberry juleps, a sweeter variety of the more familiar mint julep.

$25 for members and $30 for non-members.

 

Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

 

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

Register Today!

Series sponsored by Anonymous, Lori & William Griffin, Bryan & Pat Dowell, Edgewater Liquors

Donate to the Online Auction!

Sunday, June 13 - Thursday, June 17

 

Show some "Love for London Town" at this year's online auction! It's our 50th anniversary, so this will be a big event.

At last year's inaugural online auction, over $20,000 was raised in support of our efforts to preserve and share this special colonial site and beautiful gardens. This only happened with the generosity of people like you, who donated items to our auction.

Will you consider donating an item(s), gift certificate and/or merchandise to this year’s auction? Your contribution would be such a wonderful addition and certainly increase the amount raised!
 

Donate to the Auction Here

Teen & Adult Workshop: Colonial Fabric Dyeing

Saturday, June 26, 2021

10:30am – 11:30am

Using natural dyes, design your own silk scarf. Colonists coveted silk and loved beautiful, brightly colored garments, so join us to learn the art of fabric dyeing during the colonial era.  You'll be guided through the intricacies of dyeing with indigo, turmeric, and cochineal. Then create your own masterpiece to take home.

$30 for members and $35 for non-members. Participants must be 13+.

 

Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

Register Today!

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Learning at London Town: London Town and the Sea

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Life at sea is the life for me! This month we’ll learn all about the lives of sailors in the Colonial Chesapeake. We’ll try our hands at navigation, figure out how to stay busy on a long sea voyage, and join our crewmates in a battle against marauding pirates! 

$8 for member children, grades 1 – 4 or $10 for non-member children, grades 1 – 4.

 

Pre-registration is required. Limited availability.

 

Learn more about our COVID-19 policies here.

Register Today!

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Colonial Mocktails: Syllabub & Raspberry Shrub

Saturday, May 1, 2021,

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of beverages. At Colonial Mocktails – the non-alcoholic version of our popular "Colonial Cocktails" program – you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, we'll explore syllabub, a frothy cream dream with sparkling cider, and we'll also try our hands at raspberry shrub, a sweet and tangy drink that's perfect as the days get warmer.

$20 for members and $25 for non-members.

 

Participants must be 18+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

Register Today!

 

Series sponsored by Anonymous, Lori & William Griffin, Bryan & Pat Dowell, Edgewater Liquors

Mums & Mimosas: Mother’s Day Flower Arranging Workshop

Sunday, May 9, 2021,

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

This Mother's Day, why buy your mom a bouquet when you can make one together? In this hour-long class taught by Meenal Harankhedkar, London Town's Direct of Horticulture, you'll enjoy mimosas and learn how to create beautiful arrangements for bouquets, centerpieces, wreaths, and more. While enjoying time with mom, you'll each craft a stunning centerpiece to take home.

 

$35 for members or $45 for non-member.

 

Ages 21+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

Register Today!

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Children's Workshop: Mini Dinner Garden

Sunday, June 5, 2021

10:30-11:30 am

The only thing more fun than eating your favorite food is growing it in your garden! Children will learn how to plant and care for their own miniature garden. Each child will leave the workshop with a hand-decorated pot containing plants to harvest for family dinners.

 

You can select from two favorite foods:

  • Pizza Garden: Basil, Oregano, Thyme

  • Taco Garden: Cilantro, Chive, Jalapeno Pepper

$25 for member children or $30 for non-member children.

 

For children ages 6 – 12. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

 

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

Register Today!

Learning at London Town: Revolution!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10:00am – 11:30am

From the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, American history is a story of revolutions. This month we’ll dig into the different motivations behind the Revolution and learn how those ideals of freedom and independence have shaped our country. This program will also help kids understand their place as citizens and how they can advocate for changes that are important to them.

$8 for member children, grades 1 – 4 or $10 for non-member children, grades 1 – 4.

For grades 1 – 4. Pre-registration is required. Limited availability.

 

Learn more about our COVID-19 policies here.

Register Today!

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Children's Workshop: Build Your Own Graces

Saturday, April 24, 2021,

10:30 am - 11:30 am

The game of graces was a popular pastime in the early 19th century designed to teach graceful movement and posture. We may not be that graceful, but we're sure to have a good time as we create our own graces and learn how to play the game. Participants will leave this program with their own set of graces to play with a friend. 

$15 for member children or $20 for non-member children. For children ages 6 – 12. 

 

Pre-registration is required. Limited availability.

 

Learn more about our COVID-19 policies here.

Register Today!

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50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas

Tuesday, May 4, 2021,

10:30 am

To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect our past, present, and future. This month, we will host a lecture with Don Hyatt about the nature and history of Marshy Point Azaleas. Following the lecture, we will take a tour of the gardens with Carol Segree to see these beautiful blooms in person.

Please note: This lecture will be held in a hybrid format.

  • The first 30 minutes will be a Zoom lecture, which can be enjoyed in the London Town Visitor Center or from home.

  • The lecture will be followed by a 30-minute in-person only tour.

All attendees (both virtual and in person) must register in advance.

In person: Free for members; $10/ non-members.

In person attendance will be limited to 25 people in the London Town Visitor Center.

 

Masking, social distancing, and temperature checks will be required upon entering the building.

Zoom only: Free for members; $8/non-members.

Zoom only participants will receive a link to the lecture in advance.

Register Today!

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

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Learning at London Town: Pollination Exploration

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

1:00pm – 2:30pm


Saturday, May 15, 2021

10:00am – 11:30am

This month is for the birds! We’ll go searching for the pollinators both large and small that keep our garden beautiful. Along the way, we’ll discuss the importance and conservation of pollinators, and you’ll help us enhance our pollinator habitat.

$8 for member children, grades 1 – 4 or $10 for non-member children, grades 1 – 4.

 

Pre-registration is required. Limited availability.

 

Learn more about our COVID-19 policies here.

Register Today!

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50th Anniversary Lecture Series: The Anne Arundel County Almshouse: Voices From the Lunacy Commission

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

10:30-11:30 am

Join London Town in celebrating our 50th anniversary with lectures highlighting our past and future. The heart of London Town’s historic area is the c.1760 William Brown House, a National Historic Landmark. Originally, the William Brown House began as an upscale tavern. After London Town’s heyday in the colonial era, it served as Anne Arundel County’s Almshouse from the mid-1820's until 1965. The Almshouse was intended to house people who were poor, elderly, or mentally ill, but it was often an unpleasant place, even having been described as an “Abode of Misery.” Historian Lisa Robbins will give us a glimpse into this part of London Town's history. Robbins was the previous Education Programs Administrator at London Town.

Free for members or $10 for non-members.

 

All attendees must register in advance. Attendance is limited to 30 participants. 

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

Register Today!

Colonial Cocktails: Syllabub & Usequebaugh

Thursday, June 24, 2021

6:30pm

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, we'll be revisiting a favorite in Syllabub, a frothy cream dream made with cider, and exploring Usquebaugh, a spiced whiskey.

$25 for members and $30 for non-members.

 

Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

Register Today!

Series sponsored by Anonymous, Lori & William Griffin, Bryan & Pat Dowell, Edgewater Liquors

Image Credit: 

Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716), The Sense of Taste, 1744 to 1747, Oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1974.3.18