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 $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 Schedule

November Fall Teas
1 Afternoon Tea
6 Afternoon Tea
7 Cancelled due to private event
  8 Afternoon Tea 
Unchained Harmony
  13 Afternoon Tea
Ruth Jacoby, piano
14 Afternoon Tea Music: Windward Passage
15 Afternoon Tea
Phil Kuhn, piano
20 Afternoon Tea
21 Afternoon Tea Music: Windward Passage
22 Afternoon Tea * Tea is from 1:00-2:30pm
Phil Kuhn, piano
27 Afternoon Tea
Ruth Jacoby, piano
28 Afternoon Tea
Ruth Jacoby, piano
29 Afternoon Tea
December Holiday Teas
3 Afternoon Tea
4 Afternoon Tea
5 Angel Tea
Winter Wonderland Tea
Music: Unchained Harmony
10 Afternoon Tea,
Ruth Jacoby, piano
11 Afternoon Tea Music: Windward Passage


Nutcracker Tea
Music: Windward Passage

13 Candy Cane Tea
17 Afternoon Tea
18 Afternoon Tea
Phil Kuhn, piano
19 Teddy Bear Tea,
Ruth Jacoby, piano
20 Tea with Santa
26 Afternoon Tea
27 Afternoon Tea
Music: Phil Kuhn, piano
28 Afternoon Tea
Ruth Jacoby, piano