Teas & Special Tours

Victorian Cream Tea:

Victorian Cream TeaThe Victorian Cream Tea is offered to groups of 25 or more people.

Our Victorian Cream Tea is an elegant three-course tea served at the Phipps Center for the Arts, overlooking the lovely St. Croix River. Tea can be served any time after noon. Sweets and savories, presented on an elegant buffet table, include four varieties of finger sandwiches, freshly made scones with clotted cream and preserves, and a colorful assortment of dessert treats. Servers offer guests, seated at linen clad tables, endless cups of Earl Grey tea from silver pots, with cream and sugar on silver trays.

Octagon House Museum Tour:

Before or after your tea, you may choose to enjoy a guided tour of the Victorian-era Octagon House Museum complex. In addition to the elegant home and its beautifully maintained gardens, the complex also includes a Garden House exhibits, and the Museum Gift Shop, located in the former carriage house.

Phipps Center for the Arts Tour:

Additionally, your group may prearrange a guided tour of the Phipps Center for the Arts and enjoy the art displays in their galleries.

Tea Details:

Tea GuestsThe Victorian Cream Tea is offered to groups of 25 or more. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 55 people.

The cost for our elegant Victorian Tea is $30 per person. For an additional $10 per person the tea can be combined with a tour of the Octagon House Museum complex. Phipps Arts Center Tours are free of charge. Advance reservations are required for these special tours or tour combinations. A final count and 10% deposit is due no later than ten days before a Tea Tour.

For further information or to make arrangements for a tea and/or tours, please call 715-386-2654. Leave a message if no one is immediately available to take your call. You may also email us at octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org.

Enjoy the Museum and Gift Shop and if you are interested in “making a day of it” in the Hudson area, perhaps including downtown shopping and dinner at one of Hudson’s many restaurants, we are happy to assist you with planning your special day.


Octagon House Tea

Looking for something cozy? Groups of 4 -16 guests can enjoy tea at the Octagon House Museum with tea and light scrumptious delights. This tea includes black and herbal tea served with sweet and savory morsels.

The cost for the Octagon House Tea is $25 per person. For further information or to make arrangements for a tea, please call 715-386-2654. Leave a message if no one is immediately available to take your call. You may also email us at octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org.


Historic Third Street Walking Tours

Phipps HouseEnjoy a private guided walking tour of Hudson’s historic Third Street. This tour will highlight the architectural styles of historic homes along Third Street.  Guest will become acquainted with the stories of the people who called these great houses home.

The cost is $20 per person for this 90-miunute waking tour. Tours can be per-arranged most days throughout the year, based on availability of our tour guides. For additional information and reservations please call 715-386-2654 or email octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather as this walking tours is out doors.


Hudson History Pub Crawl

The St. Croix County Historical Society offers a Hudson History Pub Crawl as a private tour. This tour available for groups of 4 to 20 guest and can be scheduled through out the year, based on availability of our tour guides. Please contact the Society to verify available dates at 715-386-2654 or octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org.

LiMontmann Breweryke many Wisconsin towns, Hudson has a rich history surrounding the production and consumption of alcohol and this  walking tour will give a glimpse into that past.

Join the Society for an informative and “spirited” historical presentation on the brewing industry in Wisconsin. Discussion will include interesting local history, as well as the historical background of the establishments visited and their buildings.

The tour will depart from the historic Historic Casanova Liquor and visit Ziggy’s, Hop & Barrel Brewing and Dick’s Bar and Grill.

Drink will be offered (Not included in ticket price). All attendees must be 21 or older.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather as it is a walking tour.

Tickets are $30 per person. Pre-payment is required. For reservations or further information call 715-386-2654 or octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org. (An invoice can be mailed for secure credit card payment.)  Tickets are non-refundable, but can be applied towards a new ticket for a future event.

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