It’s a race for the roses on Kentucky Derby Day at the Marshall House, where you’ll enjoy a beautiful spring-themed tea. If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby in person, no problem; just don your loveliest spring hat and come to the historic Marshall House, located at 1301 Officers Row, near Fort Vancouver. There will be two seatings at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. These seasonal teas at the Marshall House sell out rather quickly, so why not purchase tickets in advance by clicking here? You’ll be ahead by a nose!
There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. The rich traditions— sipping a mint julep, donning a beautiful hat, and singing “My Old Kentucky Home”—make it more than just a horse race. The Kentucky Derby has grown into an American cultural event unlike any other, and remains the longest running sporting event in the United States, dating back to 1875. In a sea of bright colors, feathers, and frills, the crowd that gathers at the track is always dressed to the nines. For ladies, an elaborately adorned hat is customary—so “embrace the lace” and dress like your horse is going to win.
The $36 price per person includes a selection of Harney & Sons fine teas as well as seasonal sweet and savory treats. (Sorry, no gluten-free options are available.) For more information about this and other events hosted by the Fort Vancouver National Trust, visit http://fortvan.org/.