Join us for tea in the garden!
Join us for our series of Spring Teas set in the blooming Livingston Backus House garden!
Warm and cold summer-inspired teas will be served, along with savory bites and delicious sweet treats from our own Confectionery. Sit back and enjoy a refreshing raspberry-lemon mimosa (available for purchase) while we showcase 19th-century spring and summer fashion pieces inspired by our historical collections and costumed interpreters. Arrive dressed in your most impressive spring hat or fascinator for a chance to win a prize and be the belle or beau of the afternoon. We invite you to stroll the Historic Village or pop into the Flint Hill store for a little shopping before or after tea.
Tickets are very limited – don’t miss out on this fun and relaxing afternoon in the garden!
Afternoon Tea Menu
- Leafy spring mix salad with balsamic vinaigrette
- Chicken salad sandwich bites
- Table crackers topped with herbed cream cheese and cucumber
- Berry Scones
- Real clotted cream
- Fresh Jam
- Iced Lemon cake
- Rose cookies
- Cream puffs
- Early Rose Tea (Earl grey tea with a hint of rose and lavender)
- Sunshine Quench (Light tangerine/orange white tea)
- Irish Breakfast (Irish black tea blend)
- Lemon Dandy (Caffeine-free herbal iced tea blend)
Raspberry-Lemon mimosas are also available for purchase as well as a small selection of wine.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the menu gluten-free and vegan options are not available for afternoon tea.
A new spring-time tradition
Start a new spring-time tradition with friends and family when you join us for Spring Teas at GCV&M! Enjoy the gorgeous Livingston-Backus House Garden as the setting for your meal.
Guests will also enjoy a vibrant showcase of 19th-century spring and summer fashion pieces from our Costume Shop!
General ticket: $45
Museum Member: $40
Consider becoming a Museum Member today to enjoy the discounted admission to Spring Tea, plus other benefits and perks for a whole year! Click here to learn more.