Bring your students back in time at Historic London Town!

Historic London Town and Gardens school and children's group tours provide hands-on experience supporting the National Social Studies Standards and Maryland's Voluntary State Curriculum. Try the links below or contact the Public Programs Administrator at 410-222-1919 x211 or by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for availability, bookings, and more information.lmt-spices-web

About the "Early Maryland" Program


Planning Your Visit

Teacher Resources

Homeschool Programs


Request a Program


About the "Early Maryland" Program

Early Maryland explores colonial life and daily activities in the colonial port town of London Town. With activities taking place in and around the c. 1760 William Brown House colonial tavern and our historically accurate reconstructions of the Lord Mayor's Tenement and Carpenter Shop, this program transports students to an earlier age.

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 activites 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.

Although this program is normally booked by fourth and fifth graders, it is adaptable for kindergarten through 12th grade students, homeschoolers, and children's groups.

Find out more.



Extend your program with our add-ons!

Self-Guided Garden Activity

Explore our 10 acres of wooded and ornamental gardens and one mile of walking trails, seeking examples of ways plants and animals interact in our ecosystem. 30 minutes (includes introduction and wrap-up led by our staff); $30 for 10 to 51 students, $60 for more than 51 students

Black Powder Demonstration

End your program on a bang! Our staff discuss the use of firearms in colonial Maryland then load and fire one of our reproduction flint-lock firearms. 30 minutes; $90


Planning Your Visit

Dates / Times

Education programs are available Tuesdays through Fridays from September through mid-December and March through June.

A full-day program (3.5 hours) includes all three of the topics listed above and allows time for lunch. A half-day program (2 hours) includes two of the three topics.

Most tours begin at 10:00 am, but other start times may be accommodated. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your program begins. This will ensure enough time for you to check in and for your students to get settled in before the tour.

Group Size

All programs are hands-on with every child participating at every location. To ensure that all students are able to participate, up to 100 students are welcome per day.


Students may bring bag lunches to eat on the grounds in designated areas. Full-day programs allow 45 minutes for lunch. In the event of inclement weather, a covered area is available for lunch.

What to Wear

As Historic London Town is a living history site and garden, please ensure that your students dress appropriately for the weather and wear appropriate shoes for standing and walking most of the day.


$8.00 per student for full day programs / $6.00 for half day programs.

Title I schools receive a 25% discount.

We ask that you bring at least two adults (teachers and/or chaperones) for every 15 students. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is admitted free of charge for every 10 students. Additional chaperones are charged the same amount as the students.

A deposit of 25% of the total fee or $60, whichever is greater, is due within two weeks of receiving the confirmation and invoice to hold your reservation.

Students with Special Needs

Please inform us if you are bringing any children with special needs (physical or developmental) so that we can make accomodations to ensure all students have a quality experience.

Lice Policy

Most children will be given a hat to try on in the dress up station. Please inform the Director of Education prior to arrival, or the morning of your field trip at the very latest, if you have had an lice infestation recently, so that precautions may be taken. If we are not informed until the end of the day, a cleaning fee of $75.00 will be charged. We are looking out for the safety of all children that visit Historic London Town and Gardens. Please direct any questions to the Director of Public Programs.


Homeschool Programs

Special homeschool programs are held most months during the school year. Please visit our calendar of events for upcoming programs.

Pre-paid reservations are needed for all homeschool programs. (Please note that a different fee structure and group size requirement pertains to homeschool programs.)



Contact the Public Programs Administrator at 410-222-1919 x211 or by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Request a Program

Fill out the form below or contact the Public Programs Administrator at 410-222-1919 x211 or by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for availability, bookings, and more information.


Public Hours

Public Hours

Wednesday - Saturday
Noon - 4:30pm


$10 - Adults
$9 - Seniors (62+)
$5 - Youth (7-17)
Free - Children 6 and younger

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