Maryland City at Russett Library will open at 11:00 Wednesday, December 11. There will be no 10 am Babies in Bloom program held that day.  

The Severn Library will close Wednesday, December 11 at 5 pm and will be closed through Friday, December 13 for improvements.

Historic London Town and Gardens museum family pass

Historic London Town and Gardens museum family passes available for loan. Each public library in Anne Arundel County has a free family (four-person) pass to Historic London Town and Gardens, located in Edgewater. These passes can be checked out for one week, and will be valid for any regular, general admission day or program (detailed information about the passes).

London Town uses our historical and horticultural resources to promote discovery and education in our community. As a public garden and museum with 24 acres of land to explore on the South River, along with a colonial-era port town as a backdrop to many living history events, there is plenty to do at London Town. 

Children at London Town Try out Colonial-Style Woodworking

Experience London Town’s Sound and Sensory Garden. Containing outdoor instruments, discovery tables, natural play elements such as balance logs and a performance platform for the theatrically-inclined, this area is meant to promote a sense of discovery and engagement with the natural world. Situated within the 10+ acres of woodland and ornamental gardens, the seasonal changes to the site encourage repeat visitation.

The reconstructed Carpenter Shop was reopened in the summer of 2014 for education programs and visitors alike to enjoy. The Carpenter Shop, located within our historic area, is just one of three buildings (including a circa 1760 tavern) used for living history days, school programs and general visitors. When the weather turns cooler in November, London Town comes alive with a Militia Muster, a Fall Fair with Muddy Creek Artists Guild and Native American Appreciation Day. All of these events occur during our regular hours, which means the library passes will be accepted on those dates. 

 

A Musket Fire Drill at London Town

 

These passes continue a tradition of collaboration between London Town and the library system. For the past several years Historic London Town and Gardens and the Anne Arundel County Public Library have worked together to create one of the best groupings of books on Chesapeake history, the colonial era and archaeology. This reference collection, called the Joan Cass Beck Collection, contains books and other resources only found regionally at the Library of Congress or within the University of Maryland system. The collection can be searched in AACPL's catalog, and can be accessed by calling ahead and arranging a time to visit during our regular, public hours.

We hope you stop by your library, check out a pass and experience living history at Historic London Town and Gardens!

For more information and to discover other events and programs at London Town, visit www.historiclondontown.org.