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“Dedicated historians have made a difference!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of London Town

London Town
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
410-222-7441
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Edgewater
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: This example of a working garden is filled with plants often used in the home.
Annapolis, Maryland
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“Dedicated historians have made a difference!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I live not far from here. For the last 10 years or so, I have watched the progress of this site. So much Maryland [and National] history is here, that I am surprised that it doesn't get more attention.

A new interpretive and visitor center was built a few years ago. Many very dedicated volunteers work in the gardens as well as the historic site to uncover important secrets. They have a great Junior Docent program that encourages young people to become involved in historic sites. Several programs are available for home-schooled students (too many?), as well as other programs for teachers to bring their students from public and private local schools. When I was a girl scout leader, we took our girls here for a tour. I think they could come up with many more public events than the 'standard' musket-firings and plant sales for the general public..

Historic Annapolis is clearly better supported by it's neighbors, and better programs are available for the traveling public there. I hope that the State of Maryland will recognize this gem on the South River and encourage the efforts of the Anne Arundel County volunteers who keep the place alive and have pushed it to become a serious tourist destination for people interested in history. PLEASE support Historic London Town and don't let it disappear again!

Visited November 2013
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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“Nice historic site in the midst of the Eastern Shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great demonstrations of how things were done in the time period, wonderful tour of the Brown house, gardens are great to wander through, the archaeological site and museum are great. Lots of fun for kids and adults

Visited September 2013
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Baltimore, MD
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“Fun place for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We came here for mother's day with a bunch of families and kids, and had a great time. The scope of the place is just large enough for kids to run around - especially in the gardens. The house tour is, as any indoor venue, was good for a while - but then as all kids, there is restlessness. The tour guide was excellent, and the entire schedule flexible enough that the kids could be in another room (with an adult) while the rest of the group followed the tour.

The gardens are beautiful, albeit not as well tended and perhaps 5+ years ago (probably in favor of the house upgrades). Lots of things were blooming, exploring was fun for the kids.

It is advisable for parents to keep a close eye on children in the garden because the property is a peninsula with a steep incline down to the edge of South River. It is easy to slip and fall down there...

All in all a really nice day.

Visited May 2013
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Stevensville, Maryland
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“Educational and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Working Archaeological site and museum. Tour a historical home and see how they are able to recreate how old homes used to be situated. Lots of fun for kids and adults - also have volunteer opportunities.

Visited September 2012
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Harwood, Maryland
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“Experience Colonial America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Londontowne in Edgewater, Maryland is a very interesting step back into 18th century America. The large house is on a height overlooking the South River where a ferry moved commerce across that expansive waterway. It's history has been preserved by the dedicated efforts of volunteer and generous contributions of local benefactors. The house and its gardens are definitely worth a tour to educate yourself on that period of American History.

Visited May 2012
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