Walking Tours

Wednesdays through Sundays

11am or 2:30pm

 

Enjoy 30 minute walking tours of the historic area 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: 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.

This program is sold out.

Colonial Cocktails: Syllabub & Usquebaugh

SOLD OUT: Thursday, June 24, 2021

6:30pm

JUST ADDED: Thursday, July 1, 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 for July 1

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

Learning at London Town: Militia March

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

1:00pm

Are you ready to get wet?  Then it’s time to join London Town’s water gun militia.  Learn how to march and drill like colonial militia recruits, then put your new skills to the test in our giant water gun fight.

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

SOLD OUT! Thursday, May 27, 2021,

6:30 pm

SOLD OUT! Thursday, June 3, 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 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.

SOLD OUT!

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!

Colonial Cocktails: Negus & Lemonade A Second Way

Thursday, July 22, 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 delving into the world of wines with Negus, a spiced port, and Lemonade a Second Way, a thirst-quenching drink to beat the heat of Maryland summer.

$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

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Children's Workshop: Mini Dinner Garden

Saturday, 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

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!

50th Anniversary Lecture Series: London Town’s 50 Best Plants with Meenal Harandkhedkar

Tuesday, July 20, 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, our Director of Horticulture, Meenal Harankhedkar, will present on the 50 Best Plants of London Town, covering unique botanical specimens that add aesthetic and botanical value to both woodland and ornamental gardens. An oasis of botanical diversity, London Town's gardens have unique habitats that merge exotic and native species, all suitable to the Mid-Atlantic (plant hardiness zones 7A-7B).

Free for members; $10/ non-members includes admission.

 

All attendees must register in advance. 

Attendance is limited to 30 participants. 

Location to be determined. 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.

Register Today!

Teen & Adult Workshop: Mini Succulent Gardens

Saturday, July 31, 2021

10:30 am

Get your hands dirty and immerse yourself into the world of succulents. Build your own container garden and learn how to care for these fun, hardy desert plants while also learning about their growth habits and propagation.

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

 

Participants must be 13+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.

Register Today!