Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse

The Victorian era was named for Queen Victoria who reigned in Great Britain from 1837 to 1901.  During Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse, discover what life was like in the 1800s through craft activities and a Victorian tea.


Enjoy Victorian activities from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.:

  • Decorate a tea cup.
  • Design a hat to wear to a afternoon party.
  • Discover the Victorian code of cards.
  • And more favorite crafts from yesteryear.
A Victorian Tea

Sittings at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

In Courtroom A, attend a Victorian tea. Reenactors will portray Victorian millionaires as they discuss the etiquette of tea and talk about their neighbors. Then, enjoy tea, finger sandwiches and scones. The tea will end with the reenactors teaching the Language of the Fan. The tea is $5 for adults, $3 for children (ages 4-12). Each tea lasts about 45 minutes. RSVP for the tea at 650.299.0104 or purchase tickets online.

Victorian Days

Victorian Days is an annual event at the San Mateo County History Museum that explores life in the 1800s.  It is sponsored by the Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation