Victorian tea scheduled at Booth family home

DAYTRIPPIN

November 03, 1991

At one time Sunday afternoon teas were quite the fashion. The gentry would dress in their finest clothes and while away a few hours sipping tea, eating cakes and catching up on the latest gossip. The annual Victorian Tea at Tudor Hall in Bel Air is reminiscent of this pleasurable pastime.

Tudor Hall noted for its distinctive architecture, was home to the acting family that included Junius Brutus Booth, considred the greatest tragic actor of his time, and his sons Edwin Booth and the infamous John wilkes Booth.

An English tea complete with scones and tarts will be served by the fireside from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday. Outside, a re-enactment group will stage a Confederate cavalry drill. Tickets cost $8 and reservations are required. Tudor Hall is off Route 22, east of Bel Air. Call (410) 838-0466.

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