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Afternoon Tea at Oatlands



Afternoon Tea at Oatlands is a valued tradition at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. Come enjoy an afternoon  with tea, shopping and a tour of the historic property!

Oatlands holds teas in the historic Carriage House and only on the dates listed on this page. Tea is held from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. and you are welcome to arrive anywhere between 12:30-1:30 p.m.  For a printable copy of our tea schedule, click here.

Attire is based on your preference. Dress up for your tea or more casual for exploring the beautiful property.


NEW ONLINE RESERVATIONS! Oatlands is now accepting online reservations for tea! To make a reservation online click here.
To make a reservation over the phone call 703-777-3174 ext. 2. 
Teas require advance reservation and purchase. Tea purchases are non-refundable.
Teas are $29.95 plus tax per person ages 3 and up.

*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.

Your Tea Includes:

  • Scones
  • Assorted tea sandwiches
  • Delicious sweets

Our Tea

We serve a black tea blended with calendula especially for us. Tea is available for purchase in the gift shop.

Our Themes

Our tea themes are mostly decorative. If you have any questions about the themes, please email events@oatlands.org or call 703-777-3174 ext. 2.

Please Note: We cannot accommodate gluten free diets.  Should you wish to bring your own food and be served tea only, you may do so at a discounted rate of $10 per person plus tax. Items served do not contain nuts but they were prepared in a facility which prepares nut products.



Tea Guests enjoy a special discount on Mansion tours! The reduced cost is only $8 per person.

See Visiting Oatlands for information on our tours.

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!



Private & Bridal Teas

Oatlands offers private teas for your group of 16 or more. Bridal showers, birthday parties, book clubs or just for fun -- call Moriah Lemming at 703-777-3174 ext. 2 or email mlemming@oatlands.org to discuss a special tea just for you.

Private teas start at $34.95 per person plus tax.




2018 Afternoon Tea Schedule

Tea is served at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. unless noted here.

Wednesday, April 1 – Pending Teas