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LONDON TOWNE HISTORICAL ATTRACTION / ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND
Oct 26, 2014 by: Wyzmom from
A wonderful piece of American, more specifically Maryland History. Often special attractions and activities for children. The gardens at various times of the year are spectacular, I love early spring the most when everything is the light colored green and blooms abound. Also Christmastime is especially lovely with traditional Colonial music & decorations.
Must visit to appreciate colonial Maryland history
Jan 09, 2014 by: LIbbewdc from Annapolis, Maryland
Well kept and presented history of one of the earliest settlements in Maryland, preceding the capitol in Annapolis. By water, a tour from the south of the West River, here on the South River, north to Annapolis and Maryland make for a wonderful 3 day weekend boat and learn adventure. Ongoing archaelogy of what is referred to as a "lost town of Maryland". There are several from the mid to late 1600s along the rivers and creeks in Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties. London Town offers period architecture, acres of marvelous landscaping and gardens (including spring sales of heritage plants introduced and raised in the 1600s), traditional colonial music, and extremely knowledgeable docents in the Publick House. it is a wonderful location for special events and meetings, great lawn overlooking the South River. And if you don't quench your thirst for history here, cross the river, head on up to Annapolis and learn more at the state Archives.
"Interesting historic site in a beautiful setting"
Nov 26, 2013 by: Kimberly L from Edgewater
If you enjoy learning about history or even simply meandering through a beautiful setting, this is worth the trip. The historic house on the property is a great place to start, and on days when they're having special events at the site, period costumed people are in each room sharing the history of the place in full character of those who lived there at one time. Reconstructed outbuildings and an archaeological site are included in the tour. You can learn even more in the visitor's center by checking out the exhibits which have been recently added. The property is surrounded by water including the South River and thriving with beautiful trees, flowers and such in season. You can wander through pathways or find a peaceful spot to sit on a bench and relax, taking in the natural beauty and serenity. The staff is friendly and happy to answer questions and share interesting information about the place and its history. There is a fee to get in. If you live nearby, it's worthwhile to become a member for a small annual fee, like I did. Then you can enjoy all that there is to offer as often as you'd like year round without be charged an admittance fee and at the same time be supporting the maintenance of an important piece of Maryland history. Added perk; I found out that my membership will allow me to tour Winterthur historic site in Wilmington, DE for free...there may be other historic sites included. I will have to do more research to figure this out. In the meantime, check out Hisotric London Town and Gardens for a rich experience in Maryland history.
Trip into the past
Nov 26, 2013 by: 8Kent from Edgewater, Maryland, United States
Londontown public house is a treasure from the past well worth visiting. It is a view into the 1600's of the actual structures and interpretation of use. It is right on the water and has a collection of beautiful gardens.
More than just a historic site
Nov 25, 2013 by: JSMSEscape from Maryland
I live around the corner from this site and honestly don't visit it often enough. The site has a very interesting history. After visiting it changed my whole view of the South River and a historic deep water trade route. The gardens are beautiful and there is a great summer concert series where you can enjoy great music AND the grounds.
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