Just 7 miles from Annapolis, you can experience history, archeology and horticulture at London Town, a 23-acre county park on the water. The park, which makes the perfect destination for a quick day trip, features reconstruction of colonial buildings from the “lost town” of London, tours of the historic William Brown House, an 8-acre woodland garden, and two additional historic gardens.
Visiting London Town is like taking a step back in time, while also experiencing a live archaeological site firsthand. The site is the location of an ongoing archaeological investigation in search of the lost town of London, which was once considered for the site of Maryland’s state capital.
Besides taking a tour through history, you can wander the gardens to explore native plants and exotic species planted along a one-mile trail, and then take in the seasonal Ornamental Gardens overlooking the South River. Historic London Town also has a modern visitor’s center and a pavilion, which is a popular venue for weddings.
London Town offers a unique selection of special events, which are open to the public. Plan your visit during one of these events for an even better experience:
October 5 – 26: Charm City Yoga at London Town – Free
October 11: Hearth Cooking & Family Program Tradespeople of London Town
November 1 – 2: Militia Muster
November 8: Hearth Cooking & Family Program “Colonial Espionage”
November 20 – 23: Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show
November 22 – 23: Colonial Fall Fair
November 28: Native American Appreciation Day
December 6: London Town by Candlelight
The park is seasonal, and only open from April through November. Also, London Town is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and on Sundays, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $5 for youth (7 – 17), and free for children 6 and younger.
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