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Historic London Town

next to the house, a garden behind it, and a reconstructed Carpenter Shop, c .1725 , u se d by W i l l ia m Brown is located nearby. The Colonial K itchen Garden included crops such as corn and other foods, tobacco, herbs, medicinals, and f lowers. The current colonial garden is planted by students and volunteers. In addition to the Colonial K itchen Garden, the Historical Gardens include the African-American Garden (food and tobacco) and the Dr. Richard Hill Garden (medicinal plants). We did not have time to fully explore the London Town garden campus with an 8-acre Woodland Garden and mile-long path through specialty gardens including holly,

public spaces. The basement houses the working and living space of indentured servants and slaves. Remnants of activities occurring in this space include cooking, mending, weaving, and carpentry. Some say a ghost resides in the basement. We looked and listened without success; maybe next time? The reconstructed Lord Mayor’s Tenement house, built on its original site, informs visitors of life in a colonial port town in the early 1700s. Furnished with reproductions, the wooden structure contains materials used for cooking, sewing, chopping wood, and gardening. A tobacco barn is located

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November 2014 ttimes web magazine  

November 2014 Tidewater Times

November 2014 ttimes web magazine  

November 2014 Tidewater Times