Afternoon Tea Series

at Peachfield

We are excited to welcome back tea programs at Peachfield. Visitors will enjoy a tower tea service followed by a 45-60 minute presentation. Admission is $35 per person and pre-paid registration is required. Any food allergies and sensitivities must be communicated at least two weeks ahead of time to allow appropriate accommodations.

To register online for one of the tea events below, please click on the tea you would like to make a reservation for. If you wish to register via email and send a payment via check, please make checks payable to “NSCDA- NJ” and send to: Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060. Checks will be returned if no seats are available, checks may be held upon written request in case seats become available.

Witches Tea
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring Marisa Bozarth,  Museum Curator of History for Burlington County

Just in time for Halloween, hear stories of some of the urban legends and paranormal activity that have been reported throughout New Jersey, featuring Burlington County. Legends include the Devil’s Tree, Headless Horseman, and Jersey Devil. Also, hear about county residents who have died but have never left. These stories and more, may have you looking over your shoulder and sleeping with the light on! 

Witches and wizards attending the tea are encouraged to wear their festive attire for the season.

1909 sketch of the legend of the Jersey Devil

Pine Cone Tea
Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring Nicole Bendixen
Supervising Seasonal Naturalist

In the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens is the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, sprawling at just over 38,000 acres, making it the state’s second largest state forest. Supervising Seasonal Naturalist at Byrne State Park, Nicole Bendixen will share the unique evolution and ecology of the New Jersey Pine Barrens through the history of Byrne State Forest, which is home to Whitesbog and the Dr. James Still Office.

Byrne State Forest, courtesy of NJ.gov

Blue Willow Tea
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring Linda Boyd
Tea Expert, NSCDA-NJ

The history of women, protest, and afternoon tea have a few interesting intersections in American history. From the Edenton Tea Party to Gilded Age suffragists, tea expert Linda Boyd will guide us through how women advocated for independence and suffrage from their tea tables dating back to the 18th century.

Mrs. Harker’s Tea
Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring Kim Hanley
American Historical Theatre

Known as an intelligent, well-spoken hostess entrenched in early American history, Dorothy Quincy Hancock, interpreted by Kim Hanley of American Historical Theatre, will visit Peachfield for an afternoon of tales and first-hand accounts of her experiences during the American Revolution and the federal period in New England.

Magnolia Tea
Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Details on speaker and presentation coming soon!