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 $6.

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 $28.95 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.


2015 Tea Schedule



January 25 Sunday September 13 Sunday December 3 Thursday
        27 Sunday   4 Friday
February 14 Saturday         5 Saturday
  22 Sunday October 11 Sunday   6 Sunday
        18 Sunday   10 Thursday
March 22 Sunday         11 Friday
  29 Sunday November 1 Sunday   12 Saturday
        6 Friday      
        7 Saturday      
April 19 Sunday   8 Sunday   13 Sunday
  26 Sunday   13 Friday   17 Thursday
        14 Saturday   18 Friday
May 9 Saturday   15 Sunday   19 Saturday
  10 Sunday   20 Friday   20 Sunday
*strawberry tea  Sold Out! 17 Sunday   21 Saturday   26 Saturday
*strawberry tea 31 Sunday   22 Sunday   27 Sunday
        27 Friday   28 Monday
June 14 Sunday   28 Saturday      
  28 Sunday   29 Sunday      
July 12 Sunday            
  26 Sunday            
August 9 Sunday            

Open to the public:


Monday through Saturday
10am to 5pm

1pm to 5pm


The last tour of each
day is at 4pm.