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.

Gone With The Wind Tea:  Saturday, October 27  1pm-2: 30 pm- SOLD OUT; 

2nd Seating Added  3:30 pm-5pm

Join The Tea Ladies for an afternoon filled with food, fun, and trivia centered around the Iconic movie. Following a tea buffet, Nancy and Karen have an audience participation program complete with information on the actors as well as movie events. This is sure to be an afternoon to remember!  Period clothing is not required but welcome. This is a popular Tea: the first seating is sold out, tickets still available for the 2nd seating at 3:30 pm.  $36 per person if purchased before Oct. 22; afterward ticket prices are $40 per person. Call Nancy Perzo to reserve your seats today. 309-827-2200, or follow the link to The Tea Ladies website. 

 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: Holiday Events kick off of 150th Anniversary

We will keep you posted on any public Holiday happenings Vrooman Mansion is involved in. Be sure to follow our social media as well; we are kicking off a big year to celebrate Vrooman Mansion’s 150th year!