Afternoon Tea at Oatlands


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Oatlands is a valued tradition.   We hope you will come enjoy an afternoon having tea, shopping and touring our historic property.

Mansion tours are offered to tea guests at a discounted price of $8.

See About Your Visit for a listing of available tours and information.



Tea is held from 1 - 3 pm in our historic Carriage House unless otherwise noted. 

Attire is casual so you can feel free to dress for exploring our beautiful property. 

Ask us about membership programs that will give you entry to the Mansion and Gardens for free on the day of your visit along with other benefits!


To make a reservation please call
703-777-3174. Teas require advance reservation and purchase.*  Teas are $29.95 plus tax per person ages 3 and up.

Teas are non-refundable.

Your patronage helps support Oatlands' mission of Education, Preservation & Conservation.

Your Tea Includes:

  • Assorted sandwiches
  • Scones with preserves & cream
  • Delicious sweets

Our Tea

We serve a black tea blended especially for us. Tea is available for purchase in the gift shop or you may purchase online.

Private & Bridal Teas

Oatlands offers private teas for your group of 25 or more. Bridal showers, birthday parties, book clubs or just for fun -- call us to discuss a special tea just for you.

Private teas start at $33.95 per person plus tax.


Special Teas

Occasionally, teas are held in the Mansion, Greenhouse or with a guest speaker. Check our events page to see when we have one of these special teas scheduled.

During the holiday season, teas are scheduled every week. Oatlands is always beautifully decorated and it is a great time to shop for unique gifts and get in the holiday spirit.

*Teas must be reserved at least 2 days in advance. However, a tea may become full at any time so please make your reservations as early as possible.


2016  Afternoon Tea Schedule



12 - Traditional Afternoon Tea

19 - Father's Day Tea

26 - Traditional Afternoon Tea


July - Art Month

10 -  Special Afternoon Tea: Rachel Thompson's History Talk- The Marshalls

17 - Watercolor Tea

24 - Framing Tea

31 - Sculpture Tea



14 - Historic Doll Tea

28 - Christmas in August Tea



11 - Grandparents' Day Tea

25 - Quilting Tea



9 - Traditional Afternoon Tea

23 - Traditional Afternoon Tea

29 - Witches' Brew Tea

30 - Witches Brew Tea


November Fall Afternoon Teas

4, 5*, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19*, 20, 25, 26, 27

*Special Fall Theme Teas:

Nov. 5: Recipe Share Tea

Nov. 19: Pilgrim Tea


December Holiday Afternoon Teas

1, 2, 3*, 4*, 8, 9, 10*, 11*, 15, 16, 17*, 18*, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

*Special Holiday Theme Teas:

Dec. 3:  Nutcracker Tea

Dec. 4:  Gingerbread Tea

Dec. 10:  Candy Cane Tea

Dec. 11:  Teddy Bear Tea

Dec. 17:  Grinch Tea

Dec. 18:  Tea with Santa