Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day with an elegant tea party in the luscious gardens of Tulip Grove Mansion!
Guests will enjoy a formal seated tea and hors d’oeuvres served amongst the calm and tranquil garden setting. Meet and chat with official hosts Rachel Jackson, her niece Emily Donelson, and daughter-in-law Sarah Jackson, who will share tales of their lives at The Hermitage and Washington in the 19th century. As a special birthday surprise for Rachel Jackson, who is celebrating her 250th birthday this year, a live fashion show will be presented featuring the styles of Rachel’s life, from the Revolutionary War up to the 1830s! Guests will have a chance to see up close the evolution of women’s dress and how styles reflected the times they lived in.
Guests are invited to dress in their “Sunday best” and model their favorite tea hat. All mothers will also receive a special take-home gift. Crafts and lawn games will be set up for our littlest guests. In the event of rain, the tea will be served inside.
All event tickets must be bought in advance online. Admission to the event does not include general admission to The Hermitage. Show your Mother’s Day Tea passes at the Ticket Office and receive $2.00 off admission!
The morning tea will begin at 11 AM and the afternoon tea will begin at 3 PM. Each sitting will last approximately two hours.