Group Tour Add-ons

To book your tour add-on, please contact our curator. All add-ons require pre-registration, 25 person minimum, and pre-payment at least 7 days in advance.

Tea Party

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Partake in sweet and savory treats in the historic parlors of Edwards Place and enjoy a program on Victorian life and culture given by house interpreters in period dress. You may choose from a variety of themes in discussion with the curator. This add-on includes an interpretive program, tea foods, and - of course - tea! In addition, each guest will receive a take-home item for them to remember the experience.

$45 per person (includes price of tour)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

SAA Studio Painting

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Get in touch with your artistic side! Your group can unleash their creativity with a painting workshop in the studio connected to Edwards Place. Studio instructors will guide your group through the process of creating your own masterpiece. This program includes instruction and all supplies needed for the painting.

$20 per person

Duration: 2 hours

Historical Crafts

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We offer an array of historically-based craft projects for your group to do while you are here. These crafts all vary in duration and cost, so please see below for each listed project. All supplies are provided for each project. 

Victorian Card Making - Letter writing was common in the 19th century and making cards for your friends and family was a creative way to show them you were thinking of them.

$5 per person

Duration: 45 minutes (more time to dry)

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Braided Coaster - Braiding fabric was a cheap way to make a rug and used otherwise unusable fabric scraps.

$5 per person

Duration: 1 hour

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Marbles - Glass marbles were more common for folks like the Edwards family who were wealthy, but many families made do by making their own clay marbles.

$7 per person

Duration: 30 minutes (20 more minutes to bake)

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Crochet Pot Holders - crochet is a traditional craft and potholders were able to be made on looms.

$10 per person

Duration: 1 hour

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Doll Making - Various simple doll kits based on how dolls were made at home in the 1800s. Choose from handkerchief, knot, clothespin, folk, corn husk

$7 per person

Duration: 45 minutes

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Lucet or Spool Knitter Cordmaking - Multiple techniques can create different types of cord. Finished cords could become decorative edging, drawstrings, lacing, or even corded jewelry.

$6 per person

Duration: 45 minutes

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Loom Weaving - Use a wooden loom to weave a small “blanket” which can become a coaster.

$6 per person

Duration: 1 hour

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Paper Quilling - Paper was becoming more available in the Victorian era, and you could use paper quilling to decorate furniture, jewelry, purses, and more. They could roll up the paper using hat pins! It re-quires time and patience.

$10 per person

Duration: 1 hour