Birthdays at Hardman Farm

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Anna Ruby Tea Birthday Party (Recommended for ages 6 – 10)

Historic themed birthday parties can be reserved at Hardman Farm State Historic Site.  Birthday parties include a visit to Anna Ruby Nichols home and experience what living in the 1870s was like.  Children will dress up, create a craft, and have a Victorian Tea.  To book a birthday party or for more information, please call 706.878.1077 or email

  • Party cost:  $180
  • Covers:  Party for up to 6 children (includes birthday child) and 6 adults, $30 each additional child with 12 children maximum (includes birthday child).  See additional details below for what is included in your birthday party.
  • Party length:  2 hours, Saturdays 1 – 3 PM, April, through October

Birthday FAQ:

Q:  How early in advance do I need to book our birthday party?
A:  We require a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice to schedule your birthday party.  However, our calendars can fill up quickly, so we recommend the sooner the better.

Q:  When is payment due?
A:  Full payment of the party is due at the time of booking to reserve your party date.  Payments can be made over the phone utilizing a credit card or in person with cash, check or credit card.  All checks must be made to Hardman Farm State Historic Site.

Q:  Who will be leading the program for my child’s party?
A:  One of our professionally trained Interpretive Rangers will lead the program for your child’s party.  Additionally, trained docents will assist the program for the party.

Included in Party:

  • Decorate Victorian wide brimmed hat to take home
  • Tour the Mansion (Parlors, Dining Room and Anna Ruby’s Room)
  • Dress Up in Victorian clothes, hats, scarves, gloves, parasols, etc.
  • Have a tea in our historic barn (lemonade and Cake - from Sweet Things on the Square)
  • Encounter with Victorian Personality
  • Goody Bag for each child participant which includes items such as:
    • 1 free visit for a future date to tour our Hardman Farm Mansion for each child participant
    • 1 small stuffed animal
    • Sticker
  • Digital Invitation for You to Send

Other Information

All party hosts are required to fill out and submit a Birthday Request & Contract Form and submit it via email to

For any questions, visit the Visitor Center or call us at 706.878.1077.