History

Finding enjoyable activities for your kids, your spouse, and your friends can take you all over town! Skip the headaches, GPS malfunctions, and parking by staying local with Historic London Town and Gardens. Here are three educational and flat out fun activities going on in March at London Town:

Homeschool: People of London Town

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Photo from Historic London Town Instagram/Bob Peterson

Kids these days grow up with the world at their fingertips. It’s easy to forget the value of elbow grease when apps and Ubers are so prevalent. Ever wonder what your kids would be doing if they were born, say, 200 years earlier? Find out at Homeschool: People of London Town. Take an educational excursion to learn about daily life in early Maryland with an apprenticeship as a carpenter, tavern keeper, or a rope-maker. Oh, and feel free to wear your traditional colonial attire!

Fee for participating children $8 for members | $10 for non-members. Free for accompanying adults. Wednesday, March, 13: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cellars & Seedlings: Tavern Gambols at the William Brown House

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Photo from London Town Weddings Instagram/Vicki Grafton

Dinner, games, and a great cause? Enjoy an intimate dinner at the William Brown House. This wine and dine experience is part of a series aimed to raise funds for preserving and operating London Town and its gardens. Dinner consists of beer, wine, and a buffet selection provided by Zeffert & Gold. Before dinner enjoy lighthearted, colonial-era games such as Nine Men’s Morris, Shut the Box, and Fox and Geese.

$150 per person | $80 tax deductible. Limited to 18 people. Friday, March, 15: 6:00-8:00 pm

Maryland Day Weekend

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Photo from Historic London Town Instagram/Wilson Freeman

Show some state pride and celebrate Maryland history and heritage during Maryland Day! Transport your family back in time with colonial costumes and demonstrations. Experience rope-making and wood chopping after touring the historic gardens. Be sure to catch the blackpowder demonstration, or stay modern with geocaching. This weekend is sure to solidify your Maryland pride!

$1 admission. Garden Tour 11:00 am | Blackpowder Demonstration 1:30 pm. Saturday, March, 30: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm  

Be sure to visit Historic London Town and Gardens online for a full list of events,

 

Images courtesy of VisitAnnapolis.org, Bob Peterson, Vicki Grafton, and Wilson Freeman

Brooke Morgan

Brooke Morgan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Originally from Georgia, she decided to trade peaches for crabs in 2016. Brooke currently works in human resources, but devotes her spare time to travel, running, and her stamp club. Brooke is by no means a history buff, but rather a self-described "history nerd." Her favorite history related activities in Annapolis include listening to live music at the 1747 Pub, losing track of time in Old Fox Books, and riding her bike around the colonial neighborhoods.