Holiday Tea at the Old Mint

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society offers an elegant respite from holiday shopping with a traditional English Afternoon Tea at the Old Mint in December.

Holiday Tea at the Old Mint
Presented by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

You are cordially invited to join us in the elegant Counting Rooms of the Old Mint, a National Historic Landmark, for a memorable afternoon. Experience delicious food, period perfect entertainment and décor, and a glittering exhibit created especially for this event.

Select either the Royal Tea service at 12pm or traditional Afternoon Tea at 3pm. The menu for both services includes scones, clotted cream and jam, sandwiches and pastries—complemented by premium teas and sparkling wine. The Royal Tea also includes a seasonal salad and savory.

For your enjoyment before or after Tea:

  • The Dickens Fair Carolers
  • Magical Vignettes of Famous San Francisco Personages
    Performed by Walt Anthony of the San Francisco Magic Parlor
  • American Tea Culture: Steeped in Silver, An Exhibit of Tea, Rare Coins, and Dazzling Silver
  • Tours of the Mint Vaults
  • A Silent Auction and a “Grab and Go” table to shop for Perfect Holiday Gifts and Décor.



The Old San Francisco Mint
88 Fifth Street
San Francisco, California


Royal Tea served at 12pm
Afternoon Tea served at 3pm
Magical Vignettes of Historic San Francisco Personages
11:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm


Reservations required
$85 Royal Tea
$75 Afternoon Tea

A limited number of tickets are available. Please call Lisa Bower at (415) 537-1105 ext. 100


Please reserve your places by Monday, November 25, 2013.
Tickets will be held at the door

SFMHS events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.