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A Tour, A Tea & Victoria

Written by Sarah Sheehan, WITF | Nov 2, 2018 2:20 PM
Victoria & Albert

Long live the Queen!

Join WITF at the museum at LancasterHistory.org for a tour of Wheatland, a Tea that Queen Victoria would approve and a preview of the highly anticipated new season of Victoria.

Learn about Queen Victoria's lifelong friend, Harriet Lane, the niece to President James Buchanan. Harriet Lane lived in Wheatland with her uncle and traveled with him to London when he was the minister to the Court of Saint James in 1854. There, the Queen grew fond of "dear Miss Lane" and their friendship continued through the rest of their lives.

Enjoy the first 60 minutes of Victoria royal drama before it premieres on WITF TV.

Love dressing for an occasion? You are welcomed to attend in your favorite hat or Victorian-inspired attire! We'll have prizes for guests who come that embrace the Victorian themed day.

Tickets for A Tour, A Tea & Victoria were $65 per person but are SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, please fill out the form here.

A limited number of free preview screening tickets have all been claimed.

Included with your paid ticket:

3pm | A Tour: Stroll through Wheatland, President Buchanan and Harriet Lane's former home, at your own pace. The home is decorated close to its original 1848 style, with many personal items from the Buchanan and Lane family preserved. Volunteer historians, dressed in Victorian garb, will greet you in each room and offer background to the Victorian era home and its residents.

4pm | A Tea: Delight in rich conversation while you sip freshly brewed teas and savor a sumptuous variety of scones, sandwiches and sweets. See the details on the Parisian dress worn by Harriet Lane during her last visit with Queen Victoria.

5:15pm | Victoria: Take your seats in the viewing room to watch the first hour of Season 3 of Victoria.

6:15pm | Farewell: We'll announce the winners of our prizes and wish you a fond farewell.

WITF Membership: WITF will include with your paid ticket and a valid email address, membership to WITF and access to PBS Passport, a member benefit that gives you extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online.

Just want to watch the preview screening? A limited number of free preview screening tickets have all been claimed.

Tickets for A Tour, A Tea & Victoria were $65 per person but are SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, please fill out the form here.

A Tour, A Tea & Victoria
3pm, Saturday, January 12, 2019
The Museum at LancasterHistory.org
230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

About Victoria Season 3

As Season 3 gets underway, Victoria is pregnant with her sixth child. It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign.

The royal drama returns Sunday, January 13. Watch Victoria, Sundays at 9pm on WITF.

Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking®, with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust, created to help ensure the series' future.

All proceeds benefit WITF Public Media.


Is parking available?
There is plenty of free parking available at the museum.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will be on the registration list at the door.

Is there a dress code?
No, but we encourage you to dress up in your Victorian best!

What if it snows?
If Lancaster City declares a snow emergency on Saturday, January 12, we will hold the event on Sunday, January 13. WITF will send an email to the email address you submitted when purchasing tickets.

What if I have to cancel?
Cancelations requested by Wednesday, December 18 will be refunded. After December 18, no refunds will be offered, but you may transfer your ticket(s) to another name (membership will not be transferred.) To cancel or transfer, please contact Donor Services at donorservices@witf.org or (717) 704-3000.

What if my question isn't answered here?
Please contact WITF Donor Services at donorservices@witf.org or (717) 704-3000, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

WITF sincerely thanks Pleasant View Communities for their generous support of A Tour, A Tea & Victoria event.

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WITF thanks our venue host:

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