Even though traditional 4th of July fireworks and large-scale celebrations are cancelled this year, there are other ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area.
The town of Galesville is still holding its annual 4th of July parade. Organized by the Galesville Heritage Society, the parade will take place this Saturday at 1:00 pm along Galesville’s Main Street, beginning and ending at the intersection of Main Street and Anchor’s Way/West Benning Road. There’s no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a community rich in history.
Or come out to the 4th of July Celebration in the William Paca Garden brought to you by Historic Annapolis. From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, join the celebration of the birth of our nation in the picturesque garden of William Paca, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Bring along your family and friends and explore the kitchen garden, physic garden, flower parterre and more! You may even encounter several colonial Annapolitans as you stroll through this 2-acre English garden. You will receive a map and a route for easy exploring, and family activities will be available. Advanced registration is recommended for no-contact payment, but walk-ins are welcome.
Big news, the William Brown House at Historic London Town and Gardens reopens this Saturday! The crown jewel of London Town’s historic area, the William Brown House is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Entry is only available by reserving a timed ticket. Reserve your timed entry at the front desk when you arrive. You do not need to reserve prior to your visit.
While you’re at London Town on July 4, consider having Drinks with the Director from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Raise a toast to independence and explore the Colonials’ passion for potables during Drinks with the Director. Rod Cofield, London Town’s executive director, will play bartender, serving up punch and cider while sharing the important role of taverns in the 17th and 18th centuries. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of drinks and conversation on taverns, archaeology, and early America.
As always, we hope you are able to enjoy a safe and stress-free Fourth. Happy Independence Day!