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

 Friday and Saturday, Oct.  25-26, 6 pm Murder Mystery Evening at Vrooman Mansion- Both Nights SOLD OUT 

Vrooman Mansion and Community Players Theater of Bloomington proudly presents MURDER AT THE MANSION.  We’re excited about our inaugural Murder Mystery Weekend, and even more excited about the response we received! It will be 2 nights to remember and an event we hope to repeat.  Characters portrayed by members of the Community Theater Players and dinner provided by Baxters Grille. 

Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30pm It’s Wine O’Clock at Vrooman Mansion

Grab your friends and join us for a “grape” evening! Music, wine tasting, appetizers and more to help our Save the windows campaign. The event takes place on the first floor of the historic Vrooman Mansion. Grab your co workers and friends, and join us as we kick off the weekend debating Pinot and/or Merlot! Tickets available  through Eventbrite by following our Facebook event page, or the links listed. 

Saturday, Dec. 7 2-8pm Christmas at Vrooman Mansion Holiday Open House

Join us as we wrap up our 150th year and celebrate the year 2020 with an open house tour of Vrooman Mansion and the Carriage House. Both houses will be decorated in Holiday splendor and open to the public. There will be live music, gift certificate specials, raffles and more; as well as historical information concerning both houses. Enjoy hot cocoa and fresh baked cookies before you leave! This event will be one day only and reserved space is limited. Tickets now available; $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  We will see you there! ( image provided by Caleb Wylde, Wylde Productions of St. Louis, Mo. )

Sunday, Dec. 8 & 15  1pm Victorian Christmas Splendor Tea- waiting list 

Join The Tea Ladies in the formal Parlor at Vrooman Mansion for our annual Christmas Tea. Amid the plentiful Holiday decor of the Mansion, Nancy and Karen will take you back in time to see how Victorian Ladies prepare for the Holidays: decorating the Tree, making gifts, preparing for Christmas Dinner, skating and sledding parties and more! Enjoy a Christmas Tea Buffet before the program. Call Nancy Perzo at 309-827-2200 for ticket information. Both days have been booked and there is a waiting list in the event of a cancellation.