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Social events

The Virginia Historical Society hosts many social events that are intended to bring family and community together. Experience Mother's Day at Virginia House or build a gingerbread house with your family this holiday season.

Spring tea at Virginia House

Your visit begins with a guided tour of the great rooms of Virginia House followed by a walk through the gardens to see seasonal blooms. Your visit concludes with a special seasonal presentation while you enjoy tea and scones on the terrace.

Mother's Day tea at Virginia House

Spend an afternoon at Virginia House. Your visit begins with a guided tour of the great rooms of Virginia House followed by a walk through the grand gardens. Your visit concludes with tea on the terrace.

Harvest tea at Virginia House

Your afternoon includes a tour of Virginia House followed by a stroll through the fall gardens. While you enjoy tea, sandwiches, and sweets on the terrace, learn how to harvest herbs and include them in your tea at home. Participants will even have a chance to sample herb-infused treats and develop their own tea blend.

Gingerbread tea at Virginia House

Celebrate the holidays and create a new family tradition! Design and build your own gingerbread house using gingerbread pieces, snow-like frosting, gumdrops, candy canes, and other colorful treats. Cider and cookies will be served as Virginia House staff talk about holiday traditions in the Tudor home.

Separate days are scheduled for families, adults, and for families with children age five and under.

Holiday tea at Virginia House

Spend an afternoon enjoying tea, conversation, and holiday decorations at Virginia House. Learn how Alexander and Virginia Weddell may have celebrated the holidays while living in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain. Your visit will include tea and a guided tour of the festively decorated rooms at Virginia House and a walk through the grand gardens of Virginia House.

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