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Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids is required)

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OPEN RAIN OR SHINE • Sun & Mon 9am - 6pm, Tue — Sat 9am - 9pm • Groups of 30+ click here

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“Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.” — Bethel Haile - Los Angeles, CA
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Team Building at The Secret Door Museum (on-line reservations required)

Discover hidden doors & inspire teamwork with our unique team-building activities

Secret Wine Cellar or Gardens
Chef's Table Dining & Tour
8-19 guests
Secret Wine Cellar or Gardens

ultimate privacy, decadent food
our chef will create a special cullinary experience just for you — based on your dietary requirements. this once-in-a-lifetime event includes a self-guided tour of our themed rooms, secret doors, and unique collections.

book wine cellar:

wine cellar, 3 course meal: $95/person
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wine cellar, 4 course meal: $120/person
book now

wine cellar, 5 course + apps $130/person
book now

beverages additional

room rental (3.5 hrs)
wine cellar: ($500 required) max. 12 guests for a sit-down
secret garden: ($500 required) max. 19 guests for chef's table sit-down
tiffany or candllelit dining room: ($500 required) max. 19 guests for sit-down

housekeeping/sanitization
groups under 10 people: $75
groups of 10 - 19 people: $100

please note:20% set-up / strike fee, 10% tax, and gratuity are additional. your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be applied to your event costs

Speakeasy Hunt
Daily, 2pm - 9pm camaraderie through creativity
$53/per +, minimum 15
Speakeasy Hunt

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Groups of 15+ will embark on an exciting up to two hour adventure through secret doors and hidden passages. Hone in on their super sleuth skills with the Speakeasy Hunt. Be warned, secret doors are hard to find — if you find 2-3 you are an above average sleuth. Your hunt supports our museum programs. Bring your own shopping bags to get any last minute gifts — everything in the O (without a heartbeat) is for sale! Join the fun! (Not available Thurs-Sat in December)

INCLUDES: exotic cheese & crackers and speakeasy treasure hunt

ADDITIONAL: bartender fee will be applied. Bar package enhancements are priced per person, per hour or cash bar

Breakfast Tour
Daily, 9am - noon, Includes Secret Door Tour!
$60/per +, min 10
Breakfast Tour

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Groups of 10 or more will enjoy our delicious continental breakfast (sweet breads, yogurt parfait, fresh fruit, hot coffee, hot tea, orange juice) and engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of The Mansion. Then tour through our themed rooms, unique exhibits, and search for secret doors.

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors  — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Cash bar. Bring your own shopping bags to get any last minute gifts — everything (without a heartbeat) in the O is for sale!

Team Building Hunt
Facilitated Experience - Creative Problem Solving
$65/person +
Team Building Hunt

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Whether your group works for a different department or on different projects we all have the same goal — success. This facilitator led experience will encourage teamwork, inspire creative thinking, foster communication, build leadership skills, reinforce and teach new skills. Your team will think with their hearts & feel with their minds as they search through 100+ themed rooms & behind 80+ secret doors. This will help generate understanding and communication as your team embarks on a hunt around the mansion — then each team will come together to present their lessons learned and discuss the similarities and differences of their experience.

INCLUDES: private room up to two hours, hunt facilitator, and treasure hunt. Prizes additional. Bring your own shopping bags. Everything (without a heartbeat) is for sale!

Special Events (on-line reservations required)

Sit back relax, suspend your disbelief & enjoy the magic & fantasy of our immersive events

Sons of Town Hall - Concert & Tour
- $40/per
October 1
Sons of Town Hall - Concert & Tour

— Tour: 7:00 PM
— Concert: 8:00 PM
— Cash Bar

Part balladry, part performance art, and totally cool…complete with Victorian-era costumes, sing-alongs, and meditations about the seafaring life….Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here.
– Philadelphia Inquirer

Time-traveling, Transatlantic folk duo sailing the seven seas bringing harmony & happiness to the world.

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GEORGE ULYSSES BROWN
George Ulysses Brown hails from the South of England and a long line of butchers. At 16, he ran away from the family business and his abusive father and never looked back. George spent the better part of the next decade in and out of prisons and public houses. The only steady labor he managed to hold was as a singing waiter in the West End. He eventually met Josiah at the Old Star and the two set out for the New Land, new livelihoods, and new adventures.

JOSIAH CHESTER JONES
Josiah Chester Jones was born outside of Lexington, Kentucky, the son of a former Confederate general. Josiah was disowned by his family after denouncing the Southern cause. He was a stowaway on a merchant vessel bound for England and found his voice singing himself to sleep to ward off seasickness and keep the rats away. The streets of London were not kind to Josiah, and it wasn’t until he met George that his fate changed forever, though not exclusively for the better.

Guests are invited to search for secret doors and explore the museum's immersive exhibits, signed guitars, memorabilia, art and much more before the event begins.

Proceeds support O Museum programs.

Lez Zeppelin LIVE!
Don't Wait! Sells out! - $100/per
November 17
Lez Zeppelin LIVE!

Rare Acoustic Concert! Doors Open 2pm to tour. Concert Starts: 3pm. Cash Bar

Hailed by SPIN Magazine as “the most powerful all-female band in rock history” in the “tribute” bands genre, Lez Zeppelin has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin.They have been featured on The BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1, FOX and radio shows worldwide, including SIRIUS XM and NPR.Jimmy Page attended their show in London and said of the group, “They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.”

Proceeds of this concert go to support the artist-in-residence and heroes programs at O Street Museum

Billiards at O Museum in the Mansion
$33/person
3rd Sunday of Every Month
Billiards at O Museum in the Mansion

Third Sunday of every month:

Adventurers who are interested in playing pool gather in the Billiards Room of the O Museum in the Mansion to work on basic skill building and practice 8ball and 9ball. People who are new to billiards and want to learn strategy and rules are encouraged to attend! Reservations are required. We hope to see you there!

Guests are invited to search for secret doors and explore the museum's immersive exhibits, signed guitars, memorabilia, art and much more during the event.

Proceeds support O Museum programs.

Halloween Nights Fun & Sweets
10/25-11/2
$52.50/person
Halloween Nights Fun & Sweets

This Halloween night celebrate the BOO season on this zany treasure hunt. Come in costume and have a spooktacular time exploring our 100 room Mansion -- decorated special for Halloween.

INCLUDES

— Search for Secret Doors
— Halloween Candy
— Cash bar
— Costume Contest

O Museum in The Mansion, also known as The Secret Door Museum has over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes 80!). We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms -- but be warned secret doors are tricky to find -- if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

Thanksgiving Tour w/ Sweets
11/25-12/2
Thanksgiving Tour w/ Sweets

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Give thanks and have fun searching for secret doors and hidden gems found only at The O.

Find your way through secret doors and covert passages to a world never experienced. You'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters, historians and fiction writers.

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Includes:
— Yummy candy
— Self-guided tour
— Cash bar

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Tree Jubilee
Try to win your favorites
11/15 - 12/18
Tree Jubilee

Celebrate the spirit of the season and give back when you explore our dazzling gallery of creative trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll take one home for Christmas!

Landscape and flower artists, as well as community volunteers create and donate fabulous holiday decorations including glittering trees, stunning wreaths, and hand-crafted gingerbread houses, and you have a chance to try and win your favorites!

Ticket Includes

  • Tree Jubilee Exhibit
  • One glass of champagne
  • One raffle (you could win your favorite item!)
  • Secret Door Tour

Additional raffles can be purchased on-site. All funds raised support museum programs which focus on promoting compassion, understanding, and unity through the fusion of the arts, music, sports, science, and history.

*Sponsored by Randy Watts Design

Exhibit Preview Party
Tree Jubilee
November 14
Exhibit Preview Party

Celebrate the spirit of the season and give back when you explore our dazzling gallery of creative trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll take one home for Christmas!

Landscape and flower artists, as well as community volunteers create and donate fabulous holiday decorations including glittering trees, stunning wreaths, and hand-crafted gingerbread houses, and you have a chance to try and win your favorites!

• Be the First to Tour the Tree Jubilee Exhibit

• One raffle (you could win your favorite item!)

• Cash bar

Additional raffles can be purchased on-site. All funds raised support museum programs which focus on promoting compassion, understanding, and unity through the fusion of the arts, music, sports, science, and history.

*Sponsored by Randy Watts Design

Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour
December 24th ONLY
$60/person
Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour

We've decked the halls and filled the stockings with seasons greetings and holiday cheer that will create lasting memories for the entire family. Enjoy our delicious continental breakfast (sweet breads, yogurt parfait, fresh fruit, hot coffee, hot tea, orange juice) then tour through our themed rooms, unique exhibits, and search for secret doors.

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors  — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Cash bar. Bring your own shopping bags to get any last minute gifts — everything (without a heartbeat) in the O is for sale!

Christmas Eve Night Tour & Sweets
December 24th Only
$60/person
Christmas Eve Night Tour & Sweets

We've decked the halls and filled The O with season's greetings & holiday cheer -- to create amazing memories for all.

Includes:
— Yummy sweets
— Self-guided tour or our 100 rooms & 80 secret doors

Cash bar

Find your way through secret doors and covert passages to a world never experienced. You'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters, historians and fiction writers.

Our volunteers will treat you to an in-depth history of our philosophy, museum, building, secret doors and what to look for before you head on out on this self-guided journey

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Bring your own shopping bags to get any last minute gifts — everything in the O is for sale!

(last admittance 9:00 pm)
Museum closes at 10:00 pm

NYE Secret Door Tour
$40/person
NYE Secret Door Tour

Do something different to ring in the new year!

Dress your best and join us for an evening of elegance & style at "The Coolest Place in DC"

Toast to the New Year as you hunt through our legendary themed rooms, unique exhibits, and secret doors on this one-of-a-kind experience.

Immerse yourself in art, history, and culture as you find your way through secret doors and covert passages to a world never experienced. You'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters, historians and fiction writers.

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Cash bar

Bring your own shopping bags everything in the O is for sale!

(last admittance 10:30 pm)
Museum closes at 11:30 pm

Add an Overnight Stay + Bottle of Champagne under the "add ons" section of the form for an additional fee. (limited rooms available)

Valentine's Day Secret Door Tour
2/14/25
Valentine's Day Secret Door Tour

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O Museum is ready to shoot cupid's arrow right at you when you visit. Whether you're single or dating love never fails at O Museum. Rated one of the top 5 things to see in the world --- you'll steal hearts while you search the 100 room Mansion's labyrinth for treasures that celebrate love. It's LOVE Mansion style. Cash bar.

O Museum in The Mansion, also known as The Secret Door Museum has over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes 80!). We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms --- but be warned secret doors are tricky to find --- if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

• advanced online-reservations required

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Secret Gardens of Asia
3/19/25 - 4/15/25
Secret Gardens of Asia

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Merging the cultural richness of Asia and Washington, DC, this exhibit showcases the diverse beauty and creativity that the gift of spring brings.

Viewers will walk through imaginative urban gardens — inside and out — filled with sculpture, plants, flowers, porcelain and art, as well as get to search throughout the entire museum.

This collection is inspired by the beauty found across Asia, highlighting both traditional and contemporary blooms. Includes a magnificent Cherry Blossom tree in our Secret Gardens.

AFTER SEEING THIS space, and our beautiful Secret Gardens through this exhibit, you get to embark on an exciting self-guided adventure through secret doors and hidden passages. Walk in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters. No maps or hints — just your sleuthing skills! Your purchases support our arts and social justice programs. Join the fun!

Each visit promises access to at least 60 legendary rooms and 32 concealed passages. Which rooms and which secret doors change daily, as we have 112 rooms and nearly 90 secret doors! Discovering 3 secret doors makes you an above-average sleuth. It's your challenge to find and conquer!

INCLUDES
Ticket holders journey through one secret door (only they are allowed in) to begin this experience
A Special Cherry Blossom drink
- Exploration of our 100+ rooms, immersive exhibits and over 80 secret doors

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Easter Tour & Candy
4/17/25 - 4/21/25
Easter Tour & Candy

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Don your favorite Easter bonnet and celebrate spring with a fun filled treasure hunt at O Museum!

Search for special Easter & spring themed items found only at The Mansion.

INCLUDES
- Easter Candy (YUM!)
- Exploration of our immersive exhibits & secret doors

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Proceeds support museum programs

MUSEUM CLOSES
Sunday — Tuesday 6pm

MUSEUM CLOSES
Wednesday — Saturday nights 9pm

(8pm reservations will only have one hour to explore)


Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

The Art of Comics, Anime, & Adventures in the Universe
COMING SOON
The Art of Comics, Anime, & Adventures in the Universe

This extraordinary exhibit celebrates the creative genius of iconic artists from the legendary Stan Lee, whose superheroes have shaped popular culture, to the visionary Akira Toriyama, the mastermind behind beloved anime classics.

Discover the evolution of comic art and anime, showcasing original sketches, vibrant panels, and rare artworks that bring to life the epic journeys of heroes and adventurers. From the golden age of comic books to the groundbreaking styles of modern anime, this exhibit spans decades of artistic innovation and cultural impact.

Witness the intricate details and bold colors that define these art forms, and explore how they have inspired generations of fans worldwide. Whether you are a lifelong comic book enthusiast, an anime aficionado, or new to these worlds, this exhibit offers a mesmerizing experience for all ages.

Join us on this adventure through the universes of comics and anime, and see how these powerful stories continue to captivate hearts and ignite imaginations. Don't miss the chance to be part of this unforgettable journey into the art of dreams and adventures!

Secrets of Espionage
Included in Your Secret Door Tour
Secrets of Espionage

Embark on a mystifying journey where the unseen and unheard stories of espionage come alive! This unique exhibit unravels the mystery of clandestine operations in the most unexpected places: from the rhythm-filled halls of the music world to the cosmic expanse of NASA, to the enchanting rings of the circus, and the covert corners of literature. At the heart of our exhibition is Agent Double O – not your average operative, but our very own LEGO legend, tasked with missions that twist through the fabric of secrecy itself.

But why stop at just witnessing history? Dive into the world of espionage with an added adventure – an espionage hunt intertwined with our famous secret door tour. This experience is not just about viewing; it's about discovering, engaging, and unraveling the secrets yourself.

This exhibit proudly showcases exclusive donations from LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. 

Celebrate Mom
Champagne & Chocolate
5/10/25 - 5/13/25
Celebrate Mom

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Celebrate mom with a glass of champagne (21+) and chocolates as you explore our unique immersive exhibits and search for secret doors.

We have over 100 rooms and 80+ secret doors (yes 80!) to explore. We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

INCLUDES:
— Yummy Chocolate
— free glass of champagne (21+)
— Cash bar

ENHANCEMENT: Continental Breakfast 8am-10am ONLY $25.22/person. Includes: sweet breads, yogurt, fresh fruit, hot coffe, hot tea, hot chocolate (add on the form). 

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

• advanced online-reservations required

Sign Language Secret Door Tour
$33/person
Sign Language Secret Door Tour

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Find your way through secret doors and covert passages to a world never experienced. You'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters, historians and fiction writers.


take a sneak peek at the ASL tour video

On this self-guided tour, you will be treated to an in-depth history - told in American Sign Language - of our philosophy, museum, building, secret doors and what to look for as you head out on your super sleuth adventure.

We will never ruin the surprise of finding a secret door by giving you a map - or showing you where they are. So be sure to keep your eyes open! If you find two secret doors you are an above average sleuth!

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Mother's Day Breakfast Tour
$60/person
5/11/25
Mother's Day Breakfast Tour

Celebrate mom with a delicious continental breakfast (sweet breads, yogurt parfait, fresh fruit, hot coffee, hot tea, orange juice) then tour through our themed rooms, unique exhibits, and search for secret doors. 

We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors  — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Cash bar. Bring your own shopping bags to get any last minute gifts — everything without a heartbeat in the O is for sale!

Through The Looking Glass
Included in Your Secret Door Tour
Through The Looking Glass

Step into a whimsical world of Lewis Carroll and other cherished children's book characters to see Alice, The Queen of Hearts, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Peter Rabbit, and many more iconic creations come to life through a mesmerizing ensemble of meticulously crafted bronze sculptures.

The genesis of this one-in-the-world exhibition traces back to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, where Leonards, who created The Mansion and the O Museum in 1980, was captivated by a remarkable collection of handmade bronze sculptures. 

The Robert James Studio, which created the exhibit, is a three-time, five-star winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, considered the pinnacle of horticultural excellence in the UK.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
James Coplestone has been making art works of various kinds for nearly 30 years.

Living in the rolling hills of West Dorset, England, his sculptures — based upon his love of literature are taking shape. Classic illustrations modeled in clay and then turned into bronze.

He uses old tools and finger prints to press, move and model clay into position to capture the breath of the character... as if they have momentarily stepped out of the book into the three dimensional world.

Dessert Tea Tour
2.5 hour
$60/per, minimum 15
Dessert Tea Tour

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private room rental for two hour required: $1000

Saturday Rentals: after 12pm: $2000

Package Includes

  • Ultimate privacy
  • Self-guided tour (first 45 minutes of event)
  • Dedicated event planner
  • House tablecloths
  • Gift table
  • Housekeeping fees

Tea Menu

(pre-select two)(add third options add $4.50/person)(add fourth option add $4.00/person)

  • Assorted cheese & crackers
  • Crudite basket our garden's freshest vegetables with a homemade garden herb dipping sauce
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Mansion baked silver dollar cookies
  • Sampling of english scones

Beverages

  • hot tea with an assortment of cream, lemon, honey, sugar & sugar substitutes
Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.

Mrs. Rosa Parks Tour
$33/person
Mrs. Rosa Parks Tour

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"Each person must live their life as a model for others."~Mrs. Rosa Parks

view Rosa Parks video >

Learn how you can be a hero from the lessons Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Mother of the Civil Rights Movement and Grandmother of the Women's Movement --taught.

During this fun interactive experience, you will explore, touch and feel the halls and rooms Mrs. Parks lived and worked in during her last decade, which are some of the most powerful years of her life.

Mrs. Rosa Parks stayed with us on and off from 1994 to 2003 as part of our Heroes Program.

She is as important today as she was in 1955. Her lessons in leadership are timeless.

You can become a hero too. Believe.

High Tea Tour
5 courses, 3.5 hour
$90/per, 10 minimum
High Tea Tour

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Package Includes

• Ultimate privacy
• Space to fit rental
• Self-guided tour (first 45 minutes of event)
• Choice of butler or private service
• Dedicated event planner
• Gift table
• Five Course Meal
• Champagne Toast

First Course

• Fresh squeezed OJ
Personalized tea selection
Scones with sweet cream & jam

Second Course

• Cheese tray

Third Course

• Fresh seasonal fruit

Fourth Course

(select 4, 3 pieces/person)

• Asparagus roll ups, fresh steamed asparagus, garlic, cilantro and onion
Bella bella, roasted portabella mushroom, balsamic vinegar & mozzarella
Caprese bites, grape tomato with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and mozzarella
Cucumber mint, fresh cucumber rounds with mint, butter and cream cheese
Seared beef, beef tenderloin with mustard and horseradish sauce
Skipping salmon, smoked salmon on top of fresh cucumber, under cream cheese

Fifth Course

• Award-winning miniature pastries (our pasty chef is rated top 10 in the country)
Gluten, sugar & nut free desserts, available by request (add $3.50/person - must order for entire party)

Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.


Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

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