Coventry, CT – Come dressed in your Downton finest (or not) and let our butler and maid serve you a four course high tea! On Sunday, May 8th from 2 to 4 pm, join Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead staff for a Downton Abbey inspired tea service in honor of Mother’s Day weekend.
Learn about tea etiquette and enjoy treats fit for the Earl and Countess of Grantham. Full tea service will include a scone and bread course, quiche course, finger sandwiches and specialty desserts, as you enjoy the sweet sounds of the dulcimer. Celebrate the lifestyle of the critically acclaimed show that chronicled the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. Admission is $25 per person; $20 CTL Members. Reservations required as space is limited, register at (860) 742-6917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South Street in Coventry, CT 06238 and is open for regular tours from May through October. For hours or more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; call (860) 742-6917; or email email@example.com.
Nathan Hale Homestead is the birthplace of Connecticut’s State Hero, Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy during the Revolutionary War. The house, built in 1776, belonged to Nathan’s parents and family, and is located on the only site he ever called home. Its furnishings include several Hale family possessions and other collections amassed by Connecticut lawyer and philanthropist George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914 and began a program of restoration that is largely preserved today. The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, lending to the site’s substantial rural character.
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Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.