Kimberly Crest Mansion & Glass Museum
Includes Tea Lunch
The city of Redlands, coined the “Jewel of the Inland Empire,” is known for its beautiful architecture, small town charm, and agriculture influenced by the early citrus farmers. On this new tour we will discover the many ‘gems’ that are unique to this historic city. Enjoy a guided tour of the Kimberly Crest Mansion - a picturesque French chateau style home built in 1897 for J.A. Kimberly - one of the founding members of the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company. This stately mansion overlooks the San Bernardino Valley, and is a well-preserved example of California’s Victorian era. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll the formal Italian gardens and visit the gift shop. Indulge in a “Rustic Tea” at The Eating Room in the one of Redlands’s newly revitalized eateries. The full tea lunch of “proper treats” features tea blends imported from Britain accompanied by delicious homemade breads and finger sandwiches, petite fours, scones and other sweet delights served on a three-tiered rack. While The Eating Room follows traditional British preparation, they also stay true to their Southern California roots and keep things casual to ensure you can sip and talk in comfort in their quaint “country kitchen-esque” setting. This afternoon we will visit the Historical Glass Museum housed in a 1903 Victorian-style home and featuring the largest collection of unique and rare American-made glass west of the Rocky Mountains. Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes; high-heeled shoes are not permitted in the mansion
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