Virtual Tour of the William Brown House

Between 1758 and 1764, William Brown, carpenter, ferrymaster and tavern keeper, built his large Georgian house to be a tavern. It overlooks the ferry landing in the busy port town of London on the South River. 

In the 1780's, Brown lost the house to his creditors, and it became a rental property as the town faded away. In 1828, it was purchased by Anne Arundel County as the almshouse. It continued to shelter those in need until 1965.

Today, the William Brown House is the heart of the historic area at Historic London Town and Gardens. Now a National Historic Landmark, you can take a virtual tour of this building to learn more about the people who lived and worked there.


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How to navigate the tour


Personal Computer/Laptop

  • Click and drag your mouse, or use the arrow keys on your keyboard, to move around each panoramic image during the tour.

  • Clicking on the blue arrows will move you into another space.  

  • Clicking on the hotspots ("i" icons) during the tour will give you more information, an image, or a video relating to the William Brown House.  

  • Along the right side of the screen is a globe, clicking on it will bring up an interactive floor plan of the building, clicking it again will close it.  

  • At the bottom of the screen are images of each room that, when clicked on, will allow you to quickly navigate to any space in the tour.


Mobile Devices

  • Swipe right or left to move around each panoramic image during the tour.  

  • Tapping on the blue arrows will move you into another space.  

  • Tapping on the hotspots ("i" icons) during the tour will give you more information, an image, or a video relating to the William Brown House.  

  • Along the right side of the screen is a globe, dragging it to the left will bring up an interactive floor plan of the building, dragging it to the right will close it. 

  • Pinching in on the floor plan will decrease the size of the map; pinching out on the floor plan will increase the size of the map. 

  • At the bottom of the screen are images of each room that, when tapped on, will allow you to quickly navigate to any space in the tour.


Grow the ReLeaf Fund

Recently, London Town launched the ReLeaf Fund. This newly created fund was inspired by the cycle of renewal in our gardens. Donations to it will ensure that London Town will grow again. Funds will be matched up to $35,000! Learn more and donate today!