Pinkies up! This fall, you can step back in time and indulge in a classic high tea experience at McFarland House, a place full of elegance, history, and scrumptious treats.

Tucked away in McFarland Park, this historic gem has been a fixture of Niagara-on-the-Lake for over two centuries.

Originally built by the Scotsman John McFarland at the turn of the 19th century, this house has seen its fair share of history.

According to Niagara Parks, it was a military hospital during the War of 1812 for both the Americans and the British.

Today, it stands tall as a monument to a bygone era and is the oldest property owned by Niagara Parks.

As you wander through McFarland House, costumed interpreters guide you through its fascinating past.

But the real treat awaits in the elegant glass-enclosed tea room overlooking the lush gardens.

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Here you’ll be sipping tea from delicate porcelain cups and indulging in authentic Victorian bites like it’s the 1800s.

This delightful spread includes finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, an assortment of pastries, seasonal fruits, and your choice of tea.

Each treat is prepared using period-appropriate ingredients and techniques to transport your taste buds to a different era.

Between the historic atmosphere and delicious flavours, the McFarland House tea experience is a feast for the senses.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a taste of the past, you will be sipping and snacking your way to simpler times.

McFarland House: Tea Room

When: Book a table here
Where: 15927 Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail, Niagara-on-the-Lake