Historic London Town and Gardens is a 23-acre park located on the South River in Edgewater, MD. The site includes part of the late 17th and early 18th century town of London, which is currently begin excavated by archaeologists from the Lost Towns Project. It is the state's largest archaeologoical dig.
London Town was an early Chesapeake Bay port, which subsequently diminished in size as nearby Annapolis developed into the Maryland capital.
London Town also features the William Brown House, a National Historic Landmark house museum; an eight-acre woodland garden; and the Richard Hill Garden of native and imported medicinal plants. We also have the African-American Foodways, and Colonial Kitchen Garden next to the Lord Mayor Tenement, an authentic reconstruction of a c.1700 house.
Historic London Town and Garden is open:
April through early December, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Guided Tours begin at 10:30 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM.
Guided Tours of the William Brown House begin at: 10:30, 1:00, & 3:00. Weekdays only. Available all hours on weekends.
Musket Fire Demonstrations at 1pm Saturdays & Sundays only Weather dependent.
Guided Garden Tours at 1:30pm Saturdays & Sundays only
(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)
Adults - $12
Seniors (62+) - $10
Youth (7-17) - $7
Children (4 - 6) - $3
Children 3 and Under – Free
Discounts available for AAA members, military personnel, as well as volunteers and staff of reciprocating institutions.
Historic London Town offers specialized tours and educational programs for students grade 4 - higher. Adult visitors also can learn from tours by trained docents, lectures, and workshops.
In May, July and September London Town conducts public archaeology dig days. The site also sponsors workshops and classes in Maryland history, archaeology, historic horticulture, and cultural and performing arts.
Historic London Town also rents its facilities for meetings and special occasions. The site can accommodate as many as 125 with the use of a 40' x 40' tent.
Historic London Town and Gardens features a visitor center, an enclosed glass pavilion with a wraparound deck, a river deck overlooking the water, a pier (private use only), and lawn tent for events.
London Town is not very handicapped accessible. Stairs lead into the William Brown House, and most paths are covered by mulch or gravel. The visitor center is handicapped accessible.