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Blue Star Museum: Free Summer Admission for Active Military Members & Families

Historic London Town and Gardens is FREE this Summer for Active Military Members and their Families!
 
Historic London Town and Gardens is excited to again join over 2,000 museums across America for the annual Blue Star Museums program! 

Active military members and their families can visit for FREE from Armed Forces Day and runs through Labor Day. Please note that London Town is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4:00pm and not on Mondays or Tuesdays. 

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

 

Learn more about our participating in Blue Star Museums here. 

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Homeschool Program: Art in the Gardens

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

10am - 11:30am

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT! REGISTER TODAY!

The artists Van Gogh, O'Keefe, and Monet are all known for taking inspiration from gardens. This month we’ll follow in their footsteps as we find inspiration in our garden and learn how we can use the world around us to create masterpieces.

$8 for member children ages 6-12 (become one today!​)

$10 for non-member children ages 6-12

Register Today!

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Colonial Cocktails: A Fine Bodied Punch & Claret Cobbler

Thursday, June 16, 2022

6:30 - 7:30pm

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture.

 

In this session, we'll be exploring two uniquely American drinks, just in time for your 4th of July cookout! 

 

Participants must be 21+

 

Pre-registration required. Space is limited. This program is held outdoors.

$25 for members (become one today!​)

$33 for non-members

Register Today!

Sponsored by Bryan & Patricia Dowell, William & Lori Griffin, Lynn & Eric Langer, Mary Morrison Littleton, and Debra L. Patrick.

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Revolutionary London Town

Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2022

10am - 4pm

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.
 

London Town will be partnering with the United States Marine Corps Historical Company and the Chesapeake Independent Blues to bring you black powder demonstrations and a marine recruitment station.

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Colonial Cocktails: Lemonade A Second Way & Sangaree

Thursday, July 21, 2022

6:30 - 7:30pm

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture.

 

In this session, we'll be travelling to the ends of the colonial world with Lemonade A Second Way and Sangaree.

 

Participants must be 21+

 

Pre-registration required. Space is limited. This program is held outdoors.

$25 for members (become one today!​)

$33 for non-members

Register Today!

Sponsored by Bryan & Patricia Dowell, William & Lori Griffin, Lynn & Eric Langer, Mary Morrison Littleton, and Debra L. Patrick.

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Celtic Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 - 14
10:00am - 4:00pm

Explore London Town’s Celtic roots with music, language, and traditional skills during this fun living history weekend!

Included with general admission or free for members (Become one today!)

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Adult Quill & Ink Workshop

Saturday, May 28, 2022

10am - 11:30am

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." - Ben Franklin, Paraphrased

How did people write letters before the invention of email or even the ballpoint pen? Come learn to cut your own quill pen and practice your best colonial calligraphy as you learn about writing in the 18th century. You’ll find out how trees in Syria helped create inks for American customers, why you can’t use just any feather as a pen, and how paper helped spark the American Revolution.

This program is for adults. Pre-registration required. Space is limited.

$20 for members (become one today!​)

$25 for non-members

Register Today!

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SOLD OUT!
Member & Volunteer Only: Gresham Estate Tour

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

2:00pm

London Town is working with Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks to manage a NEW historic property. Come out on this members and volunteers' only tour to preview this new place, discover its remarkable story, and learn about London Town's plans for its future. 

Located about 10 minutes from London Town's main site, the Gresham Estate was constructed by John Gresham II in the late 1600s, the same time that London Town was beginning to thrive. Over the years, the Estate has been owned by several families, most notably Commodore Isaac Mayo, who lived in the house until his death in 1861. Most recently, it's been restored by Leon Johnson of Johnson Pools and his family.  

This tour is limited to the first 20 people.

Free for members and volunteers. Become a member today!

SOLD OUT!

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AACPL Family Story Time

Wednesday, June 22
3:00 - 3:30pm

London Town welcomes Anne Arundel County Public Library!

Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities. Build early literacy skills and enjoy the beautiful sound and sensory garden at historic London Town in Edgewater, MD.

This program is free and no admission fee will be charged. 

Learn more at AACPL

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AACPL Family Story Time

Wednesday, July 13
3:00 - 3:30pm

London Town welcomes Anne Arundel County Public Library!

Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities. Build early literacy skills and enjoy the beautiful sound and sensory garden at historic London Town in Edgewater, MD.

This program is free and no admission fee will be charged. 

Learn more at AACPL

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Homeschool Program: Kids of London Town

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

10am - 11:30am

Colonial London Town wasn’t only full of adults, but kids too! This month, we’ll learn about four real youngsters who called the town home and explore what their lives were like in the 18th century.

$8 for member children ages 6-12 (become one today!​)

$10 for non-member children ages 6-12

Register Today!

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Colonial Cocktails: Peach Bounce & Hannah Wooley’s Punch

Thursday, August 25, 2022

6:30 - 7:30pm

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture.

 

In this session, we'll revisit Peach Bounce, a pleasant concoction of fruit-steeped brandy, as well as the sweet and citrusy Hannah Wooley Punch.

 

Participants must be 21+

 

Pre-registration required. Space is limited. This program is held outdoors.

$25 for members (become one today!​)

$33 for non-members

Register Today!

Sponsored by Bryan & Patricia Dowell, William & Lori Griffin, Lynn & Eric Langer, Mary Morrison Littleton, and Debra L. Patrick.

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Mini Tea Garden Workshop

Saturday, June 4, 2022

10:00am - 11:00am

Save yourself a trip to the grocery store to buy yet another box of calming herbal tea up and join us in making your own kitchen tea garden. In this workshop you’ll explore the history of herbal teas while decorating a mini garden to match your style.

This program is for teens and adults ages 13+.

Pre-registration required. Space is limited. This program is held outdoors.

$25 for members (become one today!​)

$33 for non-members

Register Today!

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POSTPONED: Volunteer Reunion

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Join us to celebrate 50+ years of volunteers at London Town! Details to be announced.

 

Free for all current and former London Town volunteers. Registration required.

New Date to Be Announced

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Terrarium Workshop

Saturday, July 30

10:00 - 11:00am

Terrariums, also known as "gardens under glass," are self-sustaining mini ecosystems. In this program you'll learn about the science of these self-contained worlds and make one to take home with you. 

This program is for adults and teens ages 13+. 

$25 for members (become one today!​)

$33 for non-members

Register Today!

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Homeschool Program: Militia March

Wednesday, July 20 2022

10am - 11:30am

Are you ready to get wet?  Then it’s time to join London Town’s water gun militia.  Learn how to march and drill like colonial militia recruits, then put your new skills to the test in our giant water gun fight.

$8 for member children ages 6-12 (become one today!​)

$10 for non-member children ages 6-12

Register Today!

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AACPL Family Story Time

Wednesday, August 17
3:00 - 3:30pm

London Town welcomes Anne Arundel County Public Library!

Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities. Build early literacy skills and enjoy the beautiful sound and sensory garden at historic London Town in Edgewater, MD.

This program is free and no admission fee will be charged. 

Learn more at AACPL