Historic London Town and Gardens

839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037

(410) 222-1919

Over three hundred years ago, the colonial tobacco port town of London was bustling with activity as ships carrying trade goods stopped at the site of an active ferry crossing… and then it all but disappeared. Discover the once “lost town” for yourself through William Brown House (c.1760), a National Historic Landmark, and reconstructed colonial buildings. Bring your family (and dogs) to also enjoy scenic river views, 10 acres of woodland and ornamental gardens and a Sound and Sensory Garden for kids. London Town has free parking and is pet friendly!

Virtual Experiences:

Take a virtual tour of the William Brown House, 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.

Historic London Town’s blog, “London Town From Anywhere” includes Tavern Tales, historic secrets, gardening tips, family fun activities, and other articles of interest.

Student can enjoy a Virtual School Tour. Historic London Town’s free educational videos cover topics in the history of Colonial Maryland.

Virtual Tour

Join Kat Spitzer from VisitAnnapolis, and her children, as she takes you on a tour of a historical militia reenactment, that happen regularly throughout the year.

  • Available to Rent
  • Field Trips
  • Guided Tours
  • On-Site Gardens

Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

School Programs

Early Maryland History

This program is best for third, fourth, and fifth graders. Cost per student: $8.00 per student for 3.5-hour programs, $6.00 per student for 2-hour programs. (Title I schools receive a 25% discount.)

Students experience the lives of average colonial Marylanders through hands-on activities and discussion in original and reconstructed colonial buildings and exhibits.

The program explores three topics:

People: Students will experience the lives of actual colonists, from the upper crust to merchants to slaves and indentured servants by dressing up as those people and exploring how they would have interacted in a social center of colonial life: the tavern of the William Brown House.

Work: The work that men, women, and children would have done to support themselves, their families, and their community are explored through hands-on activities such as hearth cooking in the Lord Mayor’s Tenement and woodworking in the Carpenter Shop.

Trade: London Town’s role as a British colonial seaport and its connection to a global trade network are discovered in the Seaport station, where students take on the roles of sailors, and in the exhibit, where they examine objects similar to those found by archaeologists at the Rumney-West Tavern site.


Kyle Dalton, Public Programs Administrator, [email protected] or request a school tour online