Children’s Holiday Tea at Mount Gulian Historic Site

  • Beacon, Hudson Valley
  • Dec 28, 2017
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Mount Gulian Historic Site will offer its popular Children’s Holiday Tea on Thursday, December 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Always sold-out in advance, the Holiday Tea welcomes children and adults to an event that combines fun, good manners, and education about a bygone era, in an authentic location where social teas were once standard fare.

Offered during the holiday break and intended to bring families together, the Children’s Holiday Tea will be held in Mount Gulian’s two main museum rooms, beautifully decorated for the holidays, with tables set with fine linens and china.

“Many of our young guests dress for the occasion, boys and girls alike. Everyone learns about the tradition of afternoon tea, when Victorian ladies and their gentlemen met for tea, refreshments, and light conversation”, says Elaine Hayes, Executive Director. “Afternoon teas were popular at many Hudson Valley homes, including Mount Gulian, home of the Verplanck family. This event replicates a once common tradition, when days were far less hectic.”

The menu will include assorted Harney & Sons teas, scones and breads, dainty finger sandwiches and a selection of homemade desserts. A craft project for the children will also be offered. Underwriting support for this program is provided by Antalek & Moore Insurance.

The cost is $17 for children and $22 for adults. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Prepaid reservations are required by December 15. Further information and directions may be found at or by contacting Mount Gulian at 845-831-8172 or

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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