Victorian Tea


From March through November, the Government House Historical Society hosts Victorian Tea weekends. Held in the beautiful Government House Ballroom, a typical tea includes three sandwiches, a fresh scone and preserves, and a dessert, all served with an endless pot of tea. Tickets go quickly, reserve yours soon!

There are two sittings each day at 1:00 and 2:30.  Reservations are required.  The deadline is Friday noon of the week in which the tea is being held.  Please call 639-571-7123 to make your reservation.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave an e-mail message and a volunteer will respond as quickly as possible.

The LeaderPost came to tea – read the review!

Note that we are unable to provide special diet requests.  This includes vegan and gluten free choices. 


2017 Schedule

  • March 4 & 5  – fully booked!
  • April 1 & 2
  • May 6 & 7
  • June 3 & 4
  • July 8 & 9
  • August 12 & 13
  • September 9 & 10
  • October 14 & 15
  • November 4 & 5

GHHS will again host its special Christmas Teas on December 2 & 3.  Due to demand, a lottery is held for tickets.

Frequently asked questions


Question: What should I wear to tea?

Answer: There is no dress code for our teas, so feel free to dress up or dress down. Be comfortable and enjoy our hospitality.

Question: How much does tea cost?

Answer: A child’s meal is $7. An adult’s meal is $12. However, guests may also order just a scone and tea or dessert and tea — or extra sandwiches with their meal.

Question: Tea trivia?

Answer: Why, yes!  On Pudding Day, Antique English Tea Caddies, and Tea Traditions.