Coming November 5, 2016: Victorian Tea Party Bus to Merchant’s House Museum, NYC

Join us November 5, 2016 on the

Victorian Tea Party Bus to the Merchant’s House Museum in NYC!

Co-organized by Kim Brittingham of Tiny Tours of Ocean Grove and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove

Do you ever wish you could go back in time to the 19th century? On this bus excursion, you can — at least for a little while.

Click here to book now!

Here are the details:

THE BUS. A LUXURY BUS WITH RESTROOM FACILITIES WILL PICK UP TRAVELERS FROM FIREMAN’S PARK IN BEAUTIFUL OCEAN GROVE, NEW JERSEY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016. (BY THE WAY, OCEAN GROVE HAS THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE IN THE STATE! YOU MAY WANT TO COME EARLY AND ENJOY A STROLL. YOU CAN ALSO BOOK A WALKING TOUR WITH ME.)

DEPARTURE. BUS DEPARTS PROMPTLY AT 12:00 PM.

THE DESTINATION. THE STUNNING MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM IN NEW YORK CITY. CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FINEST SURVIVING EXAMPLES OF DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE FROM THE PERIOD, THE 1832 LATE-FEDERAL AND GREEK REVIVAL MERCHANT’S HOUSE IS A DESIGNATED LANDMARK ON THE FEDERAL, STATE, AND CITY LEVEL. IT IS FURNISHED WITH OVER 3,000 ITEMS COMPRISING THE POSSESSIONS OF THE TREDWELLS, THE WEALTHY MERCHANT-CLASS FAMILY WHO LIVED IN THE HOUSE FROM 1835 TO 1933. OUR GROUP WILL ENJOY A GUIDED TOUR.

 

DINING. ON THE BUS YOU WILL ENJOY A 19TH CENTURY STYLE SAVORY PIE LUNCH CATERED BY BURBELMAIER’S OF OCEAN GROVE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF HOT OR COLD TEA, OR WATER. VEGETARIAN AND GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.
ON-BOARD ENTERTAINMENT. ALSO ON THE RIDE WE WILL VIEW A FILM THAT SOME SAY WAS INSPIRED BY THE 19TH CENTURY LOVE STORY OF GERTRUDE TREDWELL WHO LIVED IN THE MERCHANT’S HOUSE. [ACTUALLY, THE FILM WAS INSPIRED BY THE HENRY JAMES NOVEL WASHINGTON SQUARE  WHICH IN TURN INSPIRED A STAGE PLAY AND THEN TWO FILM VERSIONS: THE HEIRESS (1949) AND WASHINGTON SQUARE(1997).] WHICH ONE WILL WE WATCH? YOU GET TO VOTE WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. MAJORITY RULES!

 

RETURN TRIPWE WILL RETURN TO FIREMAN’S PARK IN OCEAN GROVE AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 PM. WE WILL ENJOY DESSERT ON THE RIDE HOME.
ACCESSIBILITYPLEASE NOTE THAT THE MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM DOES NOT HAVE AN ELEVATOR. THE TOUR INVOLVES CLIMBING SEVERAL SETS OF STAIRS.

Ready to Go? Click here to reserve your spot. $119 ticket includes lunch, dessert, museum tour and round-trip bus transportation between Ocean Grove and New York.

Life’s too short not to have little adventures that make our hearts sing! I hope you’ll join me for history, beauty, fun and friendship on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Click here to book now!

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