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Weekend Walking Tours

Saturdays and Sundays

11am or 2:30pm

 

Enjoy 30 minute walking tours of the site at 11am and 2:30pm on weekends (Saturdays and 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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Fall Plant Sale

Members & Volunteers Preview:

Friday, September 25, 2020

12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

General Admission:

Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00am - 2:00pm

 

Our annual sale moves to September! This is an important fundraiser for London Town. All proceeds go to support the gardens. Thank you for supporting a local 501c3 nonprofit (tax ID: 52-1396159)

What Will You Find at the Sale?

  • Plants hardy to zone 7a and 7b and that do well in heavy clay and sand mix.

  • Plants that are well represented in our gardens and are thriving in various habitats at London Town, including: woodland gardens (filtered shade); rain gardens and ornamental gardens

  • Our stock comes from reputed vendors and is hand picked

  • Part of our plant material is lifted and transplanted form the gardens and is well accustomed to clay/sand mix found at London Town

  • 80% of our stock is exotic plants that are of high botanical and ornamental value. But we will have a few natives too

THE PLANT LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE! ​

Please note that additional plants may be added.

Free for everyone.

Members & volunteers receive 10% off (Become a member today)

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Learning at London Town:

The Fabric of Life 

Wednesday, October 14

1 pm – 3 pm

Saturday, October 17

10 am - 12 pm

Experience the fabrics of colonial life - woolens, linens, cottons, and silks!  Help process some of the natural fibers that were the basis for colonial clothing.  Fabric patterns were often block printed on colonial textiles – design and print your own pattern to take home! 

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.

$8 for member children grades 1 - 4 (become one today!)

$10 for non-member children grades 1 - 4

Pre-registration Required

Limited spots available

REGISTER HERE

Learning at London Town:

Game On!

Wednesday, November 18

1 pm - 3 pm

Saturday, November 21

10 am - 12 pm

 

Life for kids in the Colonial Chesapeake wasn’t all about work. In this program, kids will learn to play some sports and games that were popular in London Town’s heyday. While having fun, children will learn important communication and team-building skills. 

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.

$8 for member children grades 1 - 4 (become one today!)

$10 for non-member children grades 1 - 4

Pre-Registration Required

Maximum of 20 attendees

REGISTER HERE

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Learning at London Town:

What's in a Tree?

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

1 pm- 3 pm

Saturday, September 12, 2020

10 am- 12 pm

In this science- and observation-focused program, children will explore the gardens and learn all about the trees that live at London Town. We’ll spend time discussing the differences between types of trees, and carry out a tree-themed experiment. 

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.

$8 for member children grades 1 - 4 (become one today!)

$10 for non-member children grades 1 - 4

Pre-Registration Required

Maximum of 20 attendees

 

REGISTER HERE

Children's Punched Tin Workshop

Saturday, September 26, 2020

10:30 - 11:30am

Learn how colonists illuminated their lives using fires, candles, and more; then, using tin punched lanterns as inspiration, create your own "tin" punched (aluminum) plate.

 

Please note: This program is intended for children ages 5-12.

 

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

$10 for member children ages 5-12 (become one today!)

$15 for non-member children ages 5-12

REGISTER HERE

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Colonial Cocktails: Lamb's Wool and Hot Buttered Rum

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6:30 – 7:30pm

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, you’ll whip up some fall favorites: Lamb’s Wool and Hot Buttered Rum, two warm drinks sure to keep you toasty as the leaves start to fall.

 

Participants must be 21+.

 

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.

 

Members: $25

Non-Members: $30 (Become one today!)

 

Pre-Registration Required

Maximum of 20 attendees

REGISTER HERE

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Colonial Cocktails: Fish House Punch & Mint Julep

SOLD OUT! Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30pm

JUST ADDED: Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 - 7:30pm

 

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, you’ll enjoy a variety of punch known as Fish House Punch, featuring rum and cognac. Explore the origins of the Mint Julep, originally a medicinal drink, just in time for the Derby and Preakness

 

Participants must be 21+.

 

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.

 

Members: $25

Non-Members: $30 (Become one today!)

Pre-Registration Required

Maximum of 20 attendees

REGISTER HERE for October 6th

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Dining to Donate: Pirate's Cove

Thursday, October 1, 2020

4:00 - 9:00pm

Join us at Pirate’s Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar (4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD 20765) for our next Dining to Donate fundraiser evening! Just ask for the special $25 3-course fundraiser menu. 40% of each dinner will go directly to London Town. 

You can enjoy their large outdoor patio and deck with gorgeous water view, indoor seating, or carry-out options. It's a delicious way to support London Town and Pirate's Cove. 

Fundraising Menu

Salad Choice:
Mixed Green or Caesar Salad

Main Course:
Select from the following:

  • Rockfish Sandwich and Chips

  • Cove Meatloaf

  • Fried Chicken and Gravy

  • Chili Lime Shrimp

  • Chicken Caesar Salad

Dessert Choice:
Beignets or Bread Pudding

Thank you to Pirate’s Cove for hosting this fundraiser for London Town! We hope to see many of you at this yummy event!

Reservations highly recommended. Call Pirate's Cove at (410) 867-2300.

Not able to attend but would still like to make a donation? You can do so here online, or send a check (made out to London Town Foundation) to Historic London Town & Gardens, Attn: Dining to Donate, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Thank you!!

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Donate Items to Our Online Auction

November 7 - 13, 2020

Show some "Love for London Town" at this year's online auction!

Will you consider donating an item, gift certificate, or merchandise to this year’s auction? 

If you can help, please complete the donation form here.

 

All items will be acknowledged on the website if received by Friday, October 9th.

Thank you very much!

Questions? Email lauren@historiclondontown.org.