Liberty Hall’s tradition of Afternoon Tea is continued in honor of its last resident, Mary Alice Barney Kean. She loved the home she first saw as a young bride and enjoyed giving her guests a personal tour and finishing their visit with tea on her porch. Liberty Hall is proud to maintain this custom in her memory.
Afternoon tea was invented by Anne, Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, to alleviate her "sinking feelings" as she waited for dinner.
Afternoon Teas may be booked for groups and private parties. A tea party is a great idea for bridal showers, baby showers, group meetings or celebrations!
To book a private Afternoon Tea, a minimum of 10 people is required and reservations made at least two weeks in advance. We can accommodate up to 24 people on the glass porch, 40 people in our Wagon Shed or 50 people in our Carriage House.
Private teas are a four hour event and include a tour of the museum. The price per person is $40 and a deposit is required at the time of booking. Afternoon Teas include fresh fruit, scones with clotted cream and jam, five assorted tea sandwiches, assorted pastries and two flavors of hot tea.
For more information on Afternoon Teas or make a reservation: