Candlelight tours at the London Town Publik House


December 15, 1991

The London Town Publik House is decorated with traditional greens for a Colonial holiday, and Christmas candlelight tours will be held there today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Costumed actors representing the builder and original innkeeper, William Brown, his wife and others, will re-create the era when the Publik House was frequented by 18th century travelers waiting to board the South River ferry and local townspeople used it for social gatherings. Sailors, servants, a planter and a tavern wench will be among the cast of characters.

Entertainment will be offered by Bifocal, a mandolin and guitar duo specializing in performing traditional Irish and American folk songs as well as seasonal favorites. In the Colonial kitchen, guests will be offered hot or chilled grog and bundt cake, refreshments that were served in the tavern's early days.

Admission is $4.50 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2.50 for children. (Residents of Anne Arundel County receive $1 discount). The London Town Publik House and Gardens, a facility of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and a National Historic Landmark, is on the banks of South River at the end of Londontown Road in Edgewater. Call (410) 222-1919.

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