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Historic London Town and Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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An Unknown Historic Place

The history of this place is pretty amazing, and very few people even know of this... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
The Rise and Fall of a Colonial Town

Interesting history here of a once-bustling town that fell by the wayside as times changed and wars... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
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Welcome to Historic London Town and Gardens where discovery and learning are daily experiences. The 23-acre museum and park features history, archaeology, and horticulture. Explore the Historic Area, which includes the circa 1760 William Brown...more
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839 Londontown Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037-2120
+1 410-222-7441
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We have been here before for other events. While everyone was very pleasant the sins and secret tour was a dud. The ladies tried hard to entertain but went into way more info then needed. The price of 30$ per person for what you got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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historiclondontown, Deputy Director at Historic London Town and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for attending the event (and others). I'm sorry it didn't live up to your expectations. We appreciate the feedback and will make sure to share your thoughts with our public programs department.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

The history of this place is pretty amazing, and very few people even know of this place. It is off the beaten path and worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Interesting history here of a once-bustling town that fell by the wayside as times changed and wars interfered with commerce. William Brown Tavern (circa 1760) filled with fascinating architectural details. Nice setting on the river. Tour the Tavern and visit the archaeology center to get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SROVirginia
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We go during the summer to their summer concert series. The music is always great and the atmosphere is spectacular with the South river in the background and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The concerts are "dog friendly" with dog treats and water available. There is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jabjeb1
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Beautiful grounds & very interesting history, would recommend this as a place to visit. Will be back in the spring.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gail M
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The museum at London Town was excellent in explaining the early days of the Annapolis area. The displays were excellent and the maps gave a good insight into the early history of London Town as well as the reasons for it's demise. We visited in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We visited this past Saturday for their Independence Weekend events with historical re-enactors there portraying military, as well as townsfolk including the inn keeper, mariners, rope makers and had historical cooking, carpentry, etc. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are gorgeous with views...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank princesspolish
Reviewed 9 July 2018

London Town has a nice authentic replication of life in the 1700s. The building and grounds are well kept. The docents are very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful sharing their knowledge of the times. Additionally, the grounds are wonderful; excellent place for a walk in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rwellstoo
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We went here for a wedding and reception. What a treat when we pulled in to find this wonderful historic property tucked away in a most beautiful setting. The grounds are filled with a wide variety of flora and are well cared for. There are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PingPongButterfly
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We took the grandkids and really enjoyed walking around and learing the history. They have tours and plenty of people to answer questions.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Susanne T
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26 August 2015|
Response from historiclondontown | Property representative |
There is always something in bloom at London Town! On the London Town website is a section called What's In Bloom under gardens. For example, in September, you should see Japanese Anemone, Lorapetalum, Hardy Begonia, Salvia... More