A former site of a colonial seaport founded on the South River in 1683, Historic London Town and Gardens is now a 23-acre park that features an abundance of history, archaeology, and horticulture.

London Town

Owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, I had the pleasure of exploring the many historical and educational offerings this site provides. With reconstructed period buildings, an archaeology lab, extensive gardens, and an interactive exhibit, there is much to discover on the grounds. London Town also offers countless events throughout the year – from guided tours to musket fire demonstrations and seasonal activities to reenactments.

London Town

Plus, mark your calendars! Beginning this Friday is Illuminated London Town. Come out and sip on hot cider, roast s’mores, and explore a festive display of holiday lights across the gardens. You can even pop in the William Brown House, that is currently being renovated, for a candlelight tour.


Videography and photos courtesy of Patrick McNamara of Drawn to the Image.

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster is married with two young daughters and lives in Annapolis. You might see her walking the brick-paved streets of our colonial city as a tour guide, complete with 18th century clothing. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Long Island, NY for graduate school where she received her degree in Exercise Physiology. She worked for many years in Cardiac Rehabilitation before moving to Maryland in 2008. Since then, she has stayed home to be with her children. Now that they are in school, she enjoys volunteering and sharing her love of history as a tour guide. Jamie enjoys coffee, exploring historical sites, spending time with friends and being involved in her church.