Summer Fun: Visit Historic London Town and Gardens

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Revolutionary London Town

Visit the “lost” colonial town and garden sanctuary at London Town and Gardens in Edgewater to experience the time period leading up to America’s independence, a valuable learning opportunity and fun outing for families.

London Town

London Town was founded in 1863 as Anne Arundel County’s seat, which lasted about 100 years until trade routes changed and the town dissipated. The only remaining building was the William Brown House. Today, families can tour the historic structure, or visit the reconstructed tenement house, carpentry shop and tobacco barn.

Stop at the visitor’s center to learn more about London Town’s history. In addition to the historic area, check out the different kinds of gardens, which include a sound and sensory garden for kids that has musical instruments, discovery tables, and a playground made of logs and other natural materials.

Revolutionary London Town
Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 10:00 am – 4:00pm
Experience the heady days of 1776 and join the people of London Town in exploring what “independence” really means. Meet individuals from London Town’s past and discover what they thought of the Revolution. Join us in listening to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, try your hand at some colonial crafts, and play tavern games in our newly restored William Brown House. Great for families!

We’re partnering with the United States Marine Corps Historical Company and the Chesapeake Independent Blues to bring you black powder demonstrations and give you a chance to “enlist” in the Continental Marines or the Militia.

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. Admission: $3-$10. Don’t forget you can get FREE museum tickets at the Anne Arundel County Library here!

For more info and other events, check out the Historic London Town and Gardens website.

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