The USS Constitution Museum is providing moms and daughters with the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea party. To add a special twist, the tea party will transport guests back to 1812 as they enjoy an afternoon with their American Girl dolls.
Known as “Old Ironsides,” the wooden-hulled USS Constitution has remained undefeated since it was launched in 1797. Named by President George Washington in honor of the U.S. Constitution, the USS Constitution was one of the six original frigates constructed as part of the Naval Act of 1794. After being constructed in Boston, the ship was used by the U.S. Navy to help protect American merchant ships during the Quasi-War with France. The ship is most famous for the role it played in the War of 1812, at which time it aided in capturing several merchant ships and defeating five British Warships.
For the 1812 Tea with Your American Doll at the USS Constitution Museum special event, guests are invited to dress up their dolls and bring it to the USS Constitution Museum located at the Charleston Navy Yard. While at the event, guests will learn how American Girl Caroline Abbott showed heroism during the War of 1812. Stephen Krensky, who is the author of the book “Sisters of Scituate Light,” will also tell the story of how two girls saved their town in 1814. His talk will be followed by a book signing.
While learning about brave girls and women in American history, tea guests will get to enjoy lemonade, tea and light desserts. There will also be a free drawing, with the prize being a Caroline Abbot American Girl Doll and book.
The 1812 Tea with Your American Girl Doll at the USS Constitution Museum will take place on September 27th and 28th. The reception will take place at 5:30 pm each day, while a lecture will take place at 6:00 pm.
Tickets to the event cost $18 for non-members and $15 for members of the USS Constitution Museum. Space is limited and reservations are required.