Afternoon Teas

New Tea! ‘At Home’ British Holiday Tea & Talk – Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 3PM


Please watch for future virtual tea dates.  Private virtual teas available – please email us at for availability.

Enjoy a full English holiday tea with scones, authentic clotted cream, homemade lemon curd, jam, elegant tea sandwiches, sausage rolls, mince pies, plum pudding and other traditional treats. These treats will be carefully packaged with English Tea (bags) and Christmas crackers in special boxes which attendees can pick up at the Freeman Store and Museum on December 12 at 12noon – 2PM.

Set up your Tea Package on your favorite china and at 3PM tune in to the Zoom call. There will be short presentations on how to make a proper cup of tea, how to set up a ‘Tea Club’ in the office (English office that is), and of course a talk on holiday traditions.

If you wish to share the experience with friends, when you sign up for the tea, ask for a complementary breakout room. After the presentation, you can join your friends in your own private zoom room and return to the main session any time.

Each Tea Package costs $40 and includes the Zoom information. Tea Packages will be on sale from November 1 through December 1 only, via a separate website. Tea Packages once purchased are non-refundable. The site will also feature vintage tea cups, plates, tea stands, tea pots, vintage linens, and other tea related items for sale to make a perfect ‘at home’ tea. Pick up for all tea items purchased, Tea Packages and vintage items, will be contactless on Dec 12 at 12noon-2pm.  For more information, email

To purchase your ‘At Home’ tea package please click here  Afternoon Tea Website for Tea Purchases

Enjoy an AFTERNOON TEA set in our Parlor Room while you listen to a special program offered by the women of Historic Vienna Inc. Some of our programs include the Women’s Suffrage Movement, historic etiquette, British holiday traditions, and the Language of Flowers.
After a short presentation, there will be plenty of time for relaxing and visiting with your friends in the beautiful parlor and dining room of the Freeman Store & Museum. Each traditional English tea includes homemade scones, tea sandwiches, assorted sweets and a bottomless cup of tea.

Prices range from $35 to $40 per person
Space is very limited; please make reservations by calling 703-938-5187
Please note: Reservations for ALL teas will begin 60 days prior to tea date

TEA POLICY: Afternoon teas are presented by Historic Vienna, Inc. (HVI) with all proceeds going to fund our activities, programs, and exhibits.
Payment is required at the time of the reservation.
Refunds given up to 48 hours prior to tea date.

PRIVATE TEAS for small groups are available for between 10 and 22 people.
Please email us at for information and scheduling.


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Teddy Bear Picnic, Saturday July 20, 2019 at 10:30am-11:30am
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The Language of Flowers Tea, May 17 & 18, 2019 at 3-5pm
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Holiday Tea. Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8, 2018 at 3-5pm
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Suffrage Tea. Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 3-5pm
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Teddy Bear Picnic, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30-noon
Teddy Bear Picnic July 14, 2018

The Language of Flowers Tea, May 18 & 19, 2018 at 3-5pm
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Women’s Suffrage During World War I
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Holiday Time in the Parlor
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Women’s Suffrage Movement
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Afternoon Tea
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