Annapolis and Southern Maryland Travel Guide

Annapolis and Southern Maryland Sights

Historic London Town and Gardens

  • 839 Londontown Rd. Map It
  • Edgewater
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 10/31/2014

Fodor's Review

The 17th-century tobacco port of London, on the South River a short car ride from Annapolis, was made up of 40 dwellings, shops, and taverns. London all but disappeared in the 18th century, its buildings abandoned and left to decay, but the excavation of the town is underway, and buildings are continually being restored. One of the few original colonial structures is a three-story waterfront brick house, built by William Brown between 1758 and 1764, with dramatic river views. Walk around on your own or take a 30-minute docent-led tour; allow more time to wander the house grounds, woodland gardens, and a visitor center with a new interactive exhibit on the archaeology and history of London Town and Anne Arundel County.

Sight Information


839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, Maryland, 21037-2302, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10 Apr.–Nov.; $5 Dec.–Mar.
  • Apr.–Nov., Wed.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. noon–4:30; Dec.–Mar., weekdays 10–4

Published 10/31/2014


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