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  • The history of the house is very interesting and the tour was much fun. Thanks for a great afternoon!
    Bill Taylor

    Teas and Events

    Teas

    Tea room

    Tea room

    Join us at one of the special event teas we host. Bring friends, out-of-town guests, or family to relax and enjoy small sandwiches, desserts, and tea, coffee, or a lemonade in the Victorian manner.

    Teas include a tour of the museum with a knowledgeable guide eager to enlarge your understanding of the rich heritage of our beautiful city, in the foothills of majestic Pikes Peak.

    Check the Calendar page for the dates of the regularly scheduled Christmas, Valentines, and Mother’s Day teas and tours.

    Private teas and tours can be arranged for 15-18 guests. Bridal shower teas, church groups, book clubs or Red Hat Society teas are perfect!  We also have teas for children where they can learn appropriate Victorian manners as they dine.

    Gift Certificates for the teas may be purchased and make thoughtful thank you remembrances for special people.

    For prices, questions, reservations, arrangements for special teas, or gift certificates, please call 719.635.7925 or email mcallister.curator@gmail.com  Please note we cannot issue refunds for tea reservations once food has been ordered from the caterer, usually four to five days before the scheduled event.

    Events

    The McAllister family held birthday parties and other gatherings on the grounds of their home.  Each summer the Museum Committee invites the public to the lawns to enjoy an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social.  Hundreds of ice cream cones are sold at 5 cents each, games are enjoyed, quartets sing, and locals and tourists mingle in a Victorian genteel manner.  Check the Calendar for dates and times

    The Victorian Christmas celebrations at the Museum are another highlight of each year.  The house is decorated in festive attire, and the Christmas teas are a real winter treat.   Please call for information or email the museum curator at, mcallister.curator@gmail.com Reservations accepted starting October 1, reserve your spot early!

    Other events include Front Range Herb Society meetings and educational tours for students and children.