A new museum, visitor center, and archaeological laboratory is situated on a 23-acre site located within Maryland’s Critical Area in the London Town National Historic Landmark District. The center is built over and above an existing former underground wastewater treatment plant to limit site disturbance environmentally and archeologically.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks
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Master planning a colonial town site
New visitor's center is shown with rebuilt mayor's house in background.
Aerial view shows site in relation to Maryland critical area.
Master plan illustrates relationship of water to historic landscape and structures.
Archaeology lab provides space for ongoing research and site investigations.
New construction blends with the scale and massing of the early town.
Site disturbance is limited by going underground.
Center extends one story both below and above ground
Site section shows relationship of above-ground structures to former below-ground waste water treatment plant
Active archaeological dig site at one of Maryland's "lost towns" is enhanced by new construction.
Main stair traverses "interpretive map" on way down to gallery.