Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019

10am - 4:30pm

Historic London Town and Gardens will be open on the 4th of July! During the day, we'll have special activities including a performance of Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" by Joel Cook at 11am. (Photo is of Joel Cook as Frederick Douglass by Victorian Photography Studio.)

 

Additionally, there will be the return of "Drinks with the Director" from 12:30 - 2pm. Rod Cofield, London Town's executive director, will play bartender, serving up punch and cider (cash bar) while sharing the important role of taverns in the 17th and 18th centuries. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of drinks and conversation on taverns, archaeology, and early America. Come when you can; leave when you must! Drinks include Hard Cider, the Lord Mayor's Punch (Rum, Brandy, Lemonade, Limeade, Sugar, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg), and the Little Lord Mayor's Punch (Lemonade, Limeade, Sugar, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg).

Included with general admission. Free for members and active military members & families through the Blue Star Museums program. Drinks with the Director will have a small fee per drink.

Coffee with the Colonists

Saturday, July 6, 2019

9:00 - 10:00am

Join us before opening hours to enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries with the volunteer living historians who will bring Revolutionary London Town to life. Chat with them about life during the Revolutionary War and their experiences doing living history. 

Thanks to Rise Up Coffee for donating the coffee!

Fee includes Coffee with the Colonists and 2 days of admission to Revolutionary London Town:

$6 for members (free for ages 3 and up)
$18 for general admission adults 
$16 for general admission seniors 
$13 for general admission youth, ages 7 - 17 
$9 for general admission children, ages 4 - 6
Free for children ages 3 and under

Revolutionary London Town

Saturday and Sunday, July 6 - 7, 2019

10:00am - 4:30pm

Step back into the contentious days surrounding the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Join the people of London Town in exploring what “independence” really means. You can join the Continental Army or Continental Marines to learn musket drill, debate the merits of independence in William Brown’s tavern, and learn how colonists made a living at our Carpenters’ Shop and Tenement.

Marines from The United States Marine Corps Historical Company, representing both Continental and Maryland State Marines, will be leading several activities, including black-powder demonstrations, debating the Declaration of Independence, and of course, leading Marine recruitment.

 

Partnering with the Marines, members of the Chesapeake Independent Blues will represent a Maryland militia company and recruit locals into the militia to defend their home colony from marauding British warships. 

H.M. Frigate Seahorse will lead navigation demonstrations while Ship’s Company will showcase rope-making, and Seneca Creek Joinery will do carpentry.

For an extra fee, attendees can come by before opening hours (9am) on Saturday, July 6 to enjoy Coffee with the Colonists. You can enjoy coffee and tea with the volunteer living historians who bring the weekend to life. Chat with them about life during the Revolutionary War and their experiences doing living history. 

Included with general admission.  Free for London Town members (become one today!) and members of the active military (and their families) through the Blue Star Museums program - learn more at www.historiclondontown.org/bluestarmuseums . Small additional fee for Coffee with the Colonist. 

Revolutionary London Town Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 6

All Day: 

  • Free Costume Rentals for Kids

  • Cartridge Making

  • Carpentry Demonstrations

  • Colonial Games

  • Marine Recruitment

     

11:00 am      

Historic Weapons Demo
                       

12:00 pm      

Garden Tour
             

1:00 pm       

Reading the Declaration of Independence
Debating Independence

Sunday, July 6

All Day: 

  • Free Costume Rentals for Kids

  • Cartridge Making

  • Carpentry Demonstrations

  • Colonial Games

  • Marine Recruitment

     

11:30 am      

Historic Weapons Demo
                       

12:00 pm      

Garden Tour
             

1:00 pm       

Reading the Declaration of Independence
Debating Independence

3:00 pm       

Historic Weapons Demo

                       

839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037          410-222-1919         londontown@historiclondontown.org

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