History & Archaeology

A visit to Historic London Town and Gardens is a trip through more than 300 years of history and archaeology.  Our guided tours, living history events, public dig days, and other activities are desgined to allow visitors to learn about the site, its people, and the events that occured here from the colonial era to the present day.

The following information and links allow you to augment your visit to Historic London Town and Gardens by giving you additional information about the buildings, the people, the history, and the research available here.

William Brown House
The c1760 William Brown House, a National Historic Landmark, has its own unique story.  Use the above link to learn more about this intriguiging structure.

Historic Area
As more information about London Town's past has come to light, various structures and sites have been researched, reconstructed, and interpreted to the public.  Use the following links to gain more information about our Lord Mayor's Tenement, the Carpenter Shop, the Rumney-West Site, and the Historical Gardens.
     Lord Mayor's Tenement
     Carpenter Shop
     Rumney/West Site
     Historical Gardens


Because the land that Historic London Town and Gardens currently operates as a park and museum has many hundreds of years of history to tell, use the following links to learn more about a particular time period, the people that have lived here, and the research we have produced to better understand the history of our site.
     Colonial Period
     Almshouse Period
     Mission and Modern History
     People of London Town

Much of the information we know about London Town's past comes through the archaeological work done one site.  Use the above link to learn more about archaeology at Historic London Town and Gardens as well as the Anne Arundel County Lost Towns Project.


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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