Christmas-themed Tea on December 3

Tea and TidingsOur annual holiday tea program, Tea and Tidings, takes place the first Saturday in December. Guests enjoy gourmet holiday teas and tasty treats while costumed ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century holiday traditions. Attendees also learn about the history Christmas during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories.

Gathering with family and friends around special times of the year was important throughout history. This is an opportunity to step back in time and experience how people in the 19th century celebrated the holiday, and to see how many of our modern observances are based on earlier traditions.

Tea and Tidings will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, December 3. Reservations and prepayment are required as space is limited for this popular event. The event will be held at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Va. 23803. Tickets are $22 for the general public and $20 for Park Members.