Supporting the Town of Kensington residents is the first priority of the Town Council and Town Staff. We hope these resources provide valuable information.
Kensington’s early history is reflected in the Victorian architectural vision of Brainard Warner, known as the “founder of Kensington,” although there was a vibrant farming community here previous to Warner’s arrival. Take the Kensington Historical Society’s self-guided Walking Tour of Kensington, showcasing many beautiful homes and historic sites. View the Warner Mansion and its surrounding open space. Enjoy the historic one-room Noyes Library, now a unique children’s library. Be sure to visit the still-operating train station to find out why Kensington is known as a town “where the train still stops and the people still walk.”
Since 1894, the Town of Kensington has been a wonderful place to live and an interesting place to explore. Our residents love living in a small town that offers the best of modern living — great shopping and dining in Town, yet easy access to the large metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis.
Kensington is a town with a rich, historic past and a vibrant present. The sound of a train whistle still permeates throughout the town, reminiscent of Kensington’s sleepier origins in 1873. Today, residents and visitors alike visit the charming train station for a weekly farmer’s market and concerts. The streets are alive with art galleries, music venues, enticing restaurants, eclectic gift shops and antique stores. On the edges of the vibrant business district are beautiful 19th century Victorian homes and parks and a unique children’s library.