You’re invited to tea! The Old Barracks Museum is hosting May Tea, a semi-formal tea service with all proceeds benefiting the museum’s operating expenses. The event will take place on Sunday, May 5th from 12-2pm. Tickets cost $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

With a purchase of a ticket, the service will include a variety of teas, finger sandwiches, and pastries as well as a teacup that can be taken home with you. Seats are limited and tickets will likely sell out quickly. Teacup color will vary and cannot be reserved; additional teacups are available for purchase in the shop.

Brunch attire is suggested, and don’t forget to wear your best hat for a chance to win a prize in the hat contest!

This fundraiser recalls the Pink Tea, a fundraiser of the Old Barracks Association in 1901.

Tickets can be purchased on the Old Barracks website at

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Originally built in 1758 to house British soldiers during the French and Indian War, the Old Barracks bore witness to the Battles of Trenton and was later used as a Revolutionary War army hospital. In the early 20th century, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames organized The Old Barracks Association to purchase the building and open it as a museum, and today continues to welcome visitors from across the globe to learn the rich history of the site through interpretive programs and exhibits. The Old Barracks Museum largely relies upon the generous contributions of donors and grantors to be able to further its mission of education and preservation, ensuring guests can appreciate New Jersey’s history, the diverse people who made it, and why it matters.

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