Avery-Edwards/Edson Sisters Tea Tickets Are On Sale Now!

Saturday, July 13 - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Experience a traditional Victorian tea in the fine tradition of Sarah Avery and Phoebe Edson, the storied Edson Sisters. Through a long-awaited partnership, this year's tea celebrates the family at both the ladies' homes, nestled next door to each other in Old Town Fort Collins. Take a catered tea and hors d'oeuvres at the regal Edwards House, Phoebe's 1904 home, and tour the lush grounds, gardens, and interior of the historic 1879 Avery House. Sip tea and indulge in sweet and savory bites and enjoy the Avery House’s new exhibit Mabel Avery: a Portrait in Garmenture.


The Avery-Edwards Edson Sisters Tea event is one of Poudre Landmarks Foundation's largest annual fundraisers. This year's event will be co-hosted at the homes of the Edson sisters: Sarah (Avery) and Phoebe (Edwards). Please join us for a traditional Tea where tea sandwiches, tarts, scones and chocolate-dipped strawberries will be served, along with our own unique locally-blended tea, available for the first time, only at the Avery and Edwards Houses. Guests are welcome and encouraged to wear Victorian attire and hats if desired.

We will have a wonderful bouTEAque and points of interest on the Avery lawn, along with fundraising opportunities through the day to support our mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.

Delicious tea and food are catered, and there are two seatings, at 10 am and 1 pm, with docent-guided tours throughout the day. For the first time, Poudre Landmarks Foundation is pleased to offer champagne and wine service at the event with drinks available for purchase from 12pm - 2pm.


Watch the short film from Fossil Ridge High School students and Filmed on a Shoestring Productions

Nellie Bly was an Amercian Journalist well know for her trip around the world in 72 days in emulation of Jules Verne’s character Phileas Fogg, and for her expose of treatment of patients in an asylum. She is widely credited for her pioneering in investigative journalism. Watch the short film “Madwoman” by Fossil Ridge High School students and filmed partially in the Avery House!

One Oak Photography

One Oak Photography

Planning a wedding?

Consider tying the knot in the heart of old town Fort Collins, with the historic 1879 Avery House as your backdrop. 

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Join us for a tour of the Avery House

The 1879 Avery House is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 pm. Tours are about an hour and are offered by friendly, knowledgeable docents. Visit this charming home and spend an afternoon learning local history in cozy Victorian surroundings.