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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

Colonial Cocktails: Rumrousal and Mulled Wine

NEW DATE, TIME, & LOCATION 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

3:00 - 4:00pm

Gresham Estate

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 getting into the holiday spirit with Rumrousal, a sweet milk punch, and Mulled Wine, the precursor to our modern Wassail.

 

New Wintertime Location!

This month, our Colonial Cocktails program will be held at the Historic Gresham Estate. Information and directions will be sent to registrants prior to the program.

Please note: this program will be held in an outdoor, open-air pavilion. Please plan to dress for the weather.

 

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

Rumrousal pictured

Holiday Greens Sale To be Announced

Early December

 

While there will not be a Wreath Workshop this year, we are working on plans to sell holiday greens from the gardens. Stay tuned for more information to be announced soon!

Colonial Cocktails: Lamb's Wool and Hot Buttered Rum

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6:30 – 7:30pm

Or

JUST ADDED! Thursday, November 5, 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 for October 22

REGISTER HERE for November 5

Lamb's Wool pictured

Learning at London Town:

Game On!

Wednesday, November 18

1 pm - 3 pm

Or

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

Colonial Yuletide

Saturday, December 12, 2020

10:30am - 11:45am

It's time to deck the halls! Join us for a fun afternoon as we explore the lives and traditions of people in the Colonial Chesapeake as they celebrated Yule, Christmas, and other holidays.

 

As we travel around our site, we'll sample four colonial-style, non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy bonfires, good stories, and a safe outing.

 

Interested in our after-hours, adults-only program? Check out our Yuletide After Dark evening program

$15 members (Become one today!)

$20 non-members

Both children (ages 3 and over) and adults require tickets to participate.  Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Pre-Registration Required

Maximum of 20 attendees

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 Here for Colonial Yuletide

Love for London Town Online Auction

November 7 - 13, 2020

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

Historic London Town & Gardens is going virtual for this year's benefit. Bid on an eclectic array of auction items online. Free to register.

 

All proceeds will support the mission of the 501c3 non-profit museum and gardens (Tax ID: 52-1396159)

 

Starts: Saturday, November 7, 8am

Ends: Friday, November 13, 10pm

 

Check it out at www.charityauction.bid/historiclondontown

Winter Hours

December - March

London Town will be open only Fridays & Saturdays, 10am - 4pm starting in December. 

The site will be completely closed for the holidays beginning Monday, December 14. It will reopen Friday, January 15 at 10am.

Yuletide After Dark

Saturday, December 12, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Are you tired of 2020? Join us for an evening in 1720 and explore the lives, traditions, and libations of people in the Colonial Chesapeake as they celebrated Yule, Christmas, and other winter holidays.

 

As we travel around our site, we'll sample four colonial-era, alcoholic beverages and enjoy bonfires, fun stories, and a safe evening out.

 

Participants must be 21+. Interested in a family-friendly version? Check out our Colonial Yuletide daytime program.

$35 members (Become one today!)

$45 non-members

Pre-Registration Required. Limited number of tickets available.

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 Here for Yuletide After Dark