Flynn Victorian Tea

tea cupFlynn Victorian Teas are available in December and April

Indulge your inner Victorian with an elegant tea service in the historic Flynn Mansion at Living History Farms. Wear your hat and gloves and share tea traditions with Living History Farms’ interpreters wearing 1870s Victorian period dress.

Guests will enjoy tea sandwiches, scones, traditional cakes and sweets, all served with hot tea. Pour a cup and chat with friends at the tea table. Then explore the interiors of this elegant Italianate home built in 1870 by one of Des Moines’ first families. Well-mannered children are most welcome.



Flynn Victorian Tea Program reservations for April 2018 are now closed. Reservations for December 2018 and April 2019 will open August 1, 2018 at 10am for members and August 8, 2018 at 10am for the general public.


servant pouring tea in flynn dining room

More Information

Tea Information: Please review our program policies before making a reservation, including the cancellation policy, payment info, program details, and more.

Flynn Victorian Tea – Program Policies

Pricing: Tea reservations are $30 per person or $25 per person for members, regardless of age.

Dietary/Allergy Concerns: Our meals are prepared in the style of the historic period for the entire tea group. Most of our recipes contain chicken or beef stock, sugar, flour, and other gluten containing ingredients. Due to the nature of this program, we cannot alter recipes.



silver tea set at flynn mansionFlynn Victorian Teas are served in courses by our historic interpreters.

Flynn Victorian Tea Menu


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