Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center open Mon - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m.; Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Nicole Conners,
Manager

Green Spring Gardens, Historic Programs

Historic Green Spring programs are followed by a traditional English afternoon tea at the park's 1784 Historic House unless otherwise noted. Full tea includes finger sandwiches, pastries, and scone, cream, and jam.

Historic Green Spring programs are by reservation only (703-941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988).

Witchy Women

10/27/2019 1:00 pm


$36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

(Adult) Why were women the main targets of witch hunts? Hear about ancient superstitions and misogynistic beliefs that aroused fear of women as natural evil-doers and led to their historic persecution as witches. Discover that witchcraft is a decidedly feminist issue!

Diagnosing the Past

11/10/2019 1:00 pm


$36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

(Adult) Was Jane Austen poisoned? What caused the madness of King George? Hear about retrospective diagnoses of historical figures using modern medical and scientific knowledge, the interesting possibilities they have raised, and the potential pitfalls of attempting to diagnose “historical patients.”

The Story of Pie

11/24/2019 1:00 pm


$36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

(12-Adult) Pie is an American tradition and the history of pie is rich in flavor. Pies of all kinds have been around for thousands of years and adapted to every culture. See and hear the entertaining story of pie throughout history and enjoy some pie at afternoon tea!

Christmas Candlelight Tea

12/12/2019 4:00 pm


(12-Adult) How well do you know Christmas? Test your knowledge of this most wonderful time of the year as we reveal little-known facts surrounding well-known holiday traditions. Enjoy a deliciously festive afternoon tea by candlelight. Door prizes and favor included.

Christmas Candlelight Tea

12/14/2019 4:00 pm


(12-Adult) How well do you know Christmas? Test your knowledge of this most wonderful time of the year as we reveal little-known facts surrounding well-known holiday traditions. Enjoy a deliciously festive afternoon tea by candlelight. Door prizes and favor included.

Christmas Candlelight Tea

12/15/2019 4:00 pm


(12-Adult) How well do you know Christmas? Test your knowledge of this most wonderful time of the year as we reveal little-known facts surrounding well-known holiday traditions. Enjoy a deliciously festive afternoon tea by candlelight. Door prizes and favor included.

Private Events for All Occasions

Private groups can reserve a customized presentation or docent-led tour of the gardens followed by a full afternoon tea or light refreshments at the Historic House. Private tasting parties also are available. For information, call 703-941-7987.

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