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Historic Tea

DAR Museum

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Historic Tea

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Live like Jane Austen and Dolley Madison at this 19th-century dining experience! Join Mrs. Dolley Madison for pastries and finger-sandwiches while sampling favorite 19th-century teas, discuss the happenings of the new nation and etiquette practices with the fashionable First Lady, and get an up-close look at tea sets from the DAR Museum collection. This event takes its inspiration from our current exhibition "An Agreeable Tyrant": Fashion After the Revolution. On view through April 29th, the exhibit showcases costumes from the late 18th/early 19th century in twelve of our period rooms throughout the building.

Included in the ticket price:

  • Finger-sandwhiches, crossiants, & pastries
  • A tasting of four types of teas popular in the 19th century
  • Special access to tea sets from the museum collection

Tea will be held in the Banquet Hall of Memorial Continental Hall. Desgined by Edward P. Casey to mimic the architectural style of the White House, Memorial Continental Hall was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972. The building will also be decked out for the holidays - it is a sight not to be missed!


What should I wear?

This is an informal event. If you wish, you may choose to wear early 19th-century attire or a favorite afternoon tea outfit. It is up to you!

Can I sit with my friends?

If you are attending with a group, please coordinate your seating selection with them before you purchase your tickets. Seating is assigned on your ticket in order to allow groups to sit together.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Meter parking is available on C and D Streets. You can pay by coin (quarters), credit card, or via the app .

We encourage public transportation. The DAR Museum is located .7 mile from Farragut North Metro station on the Red Line and .6 mile from Farragut West Metro station on the Orange/Blue/Silver Lines.

Main entrance is at 1776 D Street. Handicapped entrance is on C Street (opposite side of the building.) Please ring buzzer for entrance access. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the front desk in the lobby.

What is the refund policy?

The full ticket price will be refunded until 2 weeks before the event (November 19th). After that point, refunds will not be offered.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No. The ticket cannot be transferred.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please bring your printed ticket to the event or be prepared to pull up your ticket on your phone.

Who should I contact with questions?

Please email the museum staff at



Have questions about Historic Tea? Contact DAR Museum

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    DAR Museum
    1776 D Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20006

    Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

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    DAR Museum

    The DAR Museum, founded  in 1890 along with the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, tells the story of American home life from the 18th through early 20th century through a collection of 30,000 objects, period rooms, and rotating exhibitions. The Museum has two galleries, an annual exhibition, and thirty-one period rooms. Don't miss our exhibition 'An Agreeable Tyrant': Fashion After the Revolution, on display October 7, 2016 - April 29, 2017. For more information, visit us at or on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  

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