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Historic Dinners & Teas

Each year, Living History Farms invites guests to dinner at one of the museum’s many historic homes. Much more than a meal, you’ll step back in time to get a glimpse of life in the past and a taste of history at a Historic Dinner program!

Select the program you are interested in to purchase tickets and find more info:


guests seated in the 1900 farmhouse dining room smile

1900 Farm Dinners

Through April 2021

The 1900 Farm staff welcomes guests with a horse-drawn wagon ride to the farm house, where they cozy up to the wood-burning stove and enjoy a hearty meal.

Info for 1900 Farm Dinners


flynn mansionFlynn Mansion Dinners

March 2021

Experience the high style a la Russe dining of the late 19th century in the elegant Flynn Mansion! Serving staff will present multiple courses of food, one by one, and offer tips for navigating the many forks and spoons laid out at each place setting.

Info for Flynn Mansion Dinners


Garden teaFlynn Victorian Teas

April 2021

Ladies and gentlemen of all ages are welcome to the Flynn Mansion for a Victorian tea service. Enjoy tea sandwiches, scones, and cakes and sweets, along with steaming cups of tea.

Info for Flynn Victorian Teas


guests perform a toast at a historic dinner1876 Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen

Through December 2020

The Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen in the 1876 town of Walnut Hill are special occasion meals shared in the Victorian dining room, followed by fun and frivolous games in the parlor afterwards.

Info for 1876 Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen


Living History Farms does not accept gratuities for our programs.


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