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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.



Tickets open August 1, 2019 at 10am for members and August 8, 2019 at 10am for the general public.

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servant pouring tea in flynn dining room

More Than a Meal

Historic Dinner and Tea programs offer much more than a meal. You’ll be transported back in time to experience an intimate tea service gathered in an elegant Victorian setting and learn about life in the past from your hosts. In order to plan for this special experience, Living History Farms relies on advanced tickets for each program. Since this experience is so different from a simple restaurant reservation, we are unable to provide a full refund for last minute cancellations. Please review our program policies before you purchase tickets to read about our cancellation policy, payment, program details, and more. 

Flynn Victorian Tea Program Policies


Tickets for Flynn Victorian Tea programs are $40 per person or $30 per person for members, regardless of age.

Allergy Concerns

Our meals are prepared in the style of the historic period and served to the entire tea group. Most of our recipes contain butter, margarine, eggs, chicken or beef stock, sugar, flour, or 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


Give a Gift

Want to give the Historic Dinner experience as a gift? Living History Farms’ gift certificates are available!

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