839 London Town Road, Edgewater Maryland 21037
This handsome brick Georgian-style mansion building, circa 1764, features an outstanding view of the South River. The uniquely-constructed house features a floor plan composed of four elevated corner rooms separated by a central hall and a transverse passage; central entrances on each elevation lead to the hall and passage. The house has been restored and furnished to its original function as the home and tavern of the local ferrykeeper; tours are offered of the interior, where rooms reflect a lifestyle typical of the period and the occupation of the owner.
Situated on 10 acres, the grounds include extensive year-round woodland gardens that are particularly outstanding during spring bloom; plantings feature an exhaustive collection of native, as well as more exotic, species. A mile-long walking tour of the gardens takes about 45 minutes and covers eight acres. The colonial London Town site is open Tuesday-Sunday, closed on holidays.
Other History nearby:
(Washington) African-American Civil War Memorial
(Waldorf) Afro-American Heritage Museum
(Arlington) Arlington National Cemetery
(Washington) Arts and Industries Building
(Baltimore) B & O Railroad Museum
(Ellicott City) B & O Railroad Station Museum
10/20 Coming to The Edgewater area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.