Victorian Cream Tea & Special Tours

Victorian Cream Tea:

Victorian Cream Tea:

The Victorian Cream Tea is offered to groups of 25 or more people.

Our Victorian Cream Tea is an elegant three-course tea served at the Phipps Center for the Arts, overlooking the lovely St. Croix River. Tea can be served any time after noon. Sweets and savories, presented on an elegant buffet table, include four varieties of finger sandwiches, freshly made scones with clotted cream and preserves, and a colorful assortment of dessert treats. Servers offer guests, seated at linen clad tables, endless cups of Earl Grey tea from silver pots, with cream and sugar on silver trays.

Octagon House Museum Tour:

Before or after your tea, you may choose to enjoy a guided tour of the Victorian-era Octagon House Museum complex. In addition to the elegant home and its beautifully maintained gardens, the complex also includes a Garden House exhibits, and the Museum Gift Shop, located in the former carriage house.

Phipps Center for the Arts Tour:

Tea GuestsAdditionally, your group may prearrange a guided tour of the Phipps Center for the Arts and enjoy the art displays in their galleries.

City Tour:

If your group arrives by motor coach and you would like to learn about Hudson’s architectural treasures and the people who built and inhabited them, the Historical Society offers a guided 45-minute city tour from the comfort of your bus.

Tea Details:

Victorian Cream TeaThe Victorian Cream Tea is offered to groups of 25 or more. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 75 people.

The charge for the combined Octagon House Museum complex tour and tea is $28.00 per person. The fee for the Tea alone is $20.00 per person. Phipps Arts Center Tours are free of charge. City Tours are $2 per person. Advance reservations are required for these special tours or tour combinations. A final count and 10% deposit is due no later than ten days before a Tea Tour.

For further information or to make arrangements for tours and/or a tea, please call 715-386-2654. Leave a message if no one is immediately available to take your call. You may also email us at

Enjoy the Museum and Gift Shop and if you are interested in “making a day of it” in the Hudson area, perhaps including downtown shopping and dinner at one of Hudson’s many restaurants, we will be happy to assist you with planning.

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