At Vrooman Mansion, you will love the beautiful and historic ambiance of a bygone era – a time where silver tea and garden parties, candlelight suppers, and fashionable soirees were the order of the day.

We host many public affairs during the year. From Downton Abbey themed fashion shows, Steampunk brunches, Titanic 9-course dinners, Gone with the Wind and other themed afternoon teas, A Day in Historic Dimmitt’s Grove, to Holiday Christmas tours, these experiences give visitors a special look into the Mansion and Central Illinois.

For all of the above events, ticket sales are limited and on sale a couple months prior to the event. Please check our Facebook page for details. Sign up for our newsletter (signup is in the footer at the bottom of the page) to be notified of upcoming events – you won’t want to miss them!

The Vrooman Mansion is a perfect stop for your group or bus tour to relive the past. Tour the house, learn about its rich history, and enjoy a sit-down lunch. Want additional history and entertainment? The Tea Ladies offer a variety of programs; one is bound to enrich your enjoyment for the afternoon!

UPCOMING EVENTS – be sure to follow us on Facebook for further updates on events.

 Heartland Community College Wine Appreciation Course at Vrooman Mansion: Nov. 8, 6-8 pm

Following the one night course of white wines earlier this year, this one night course will take you on a  historical tour of red wines, complete with sampling and discussing your favorites as well as the nuances that set the wines apart. Further details to be announced soon. 

December: Christmas Tour at Vrooman Mansion: Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2-8pm

Join us as we begin the 150th year celebration with an open house tour of Vrooman Mansion and the Carriage House.  For the first time in 7 years, both houses will be decorated in Holiday splendor and open to the public. There will be live music, gift certificate specials, win a night stay raffle; and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies before you leave! This event will be one day only and reserved space is limited; click the link below to purchase tickets. All proceeds from this event will towards the restoration of our stained glass windows.


Victorian Christmas Memories Tea:  Sunday, Dec. 2 

First Seating- 1pm-2: 30 pm; 

2nd Seating-   4 pm-5:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon with The Tea Ladies as they take you back in time to hear how Victorian Ladies of the Manors plan for the Holidays. Following the Christmas tea buffet, Nancy and Karen take you through decorating a Victorian tree, making gifts, planning Christmas Dinner, along with planning skating and sledding outings. Can you smell the chestnuts already roasting? !  Period clothing is not required but welcome.  $38 per person if purchased prior to Nov. 27; afterward ticket prices are $42 per person. Call Nancy Perzo to reserve your seats today. 309-827-2200, or follow the link to The Tea Ladies website.