Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

October 18, 2014–January 18, 2015

Step into the history and grandeur of Houghton Hall, the English country house reminiscent of Highclere Castle as seen on the popular PBS television drama Downton Abbey. With stunning displays of its spectacular interiors, rarely exhibited treasures, and exquisite furniture that have survived through the centuries, Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House features paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Andrea del Sarto, Artemisia Gentileschi, and John Singer Sargent. Houghton Hall evokes the elegance of aristocratic life in an English country house from the 18th through the 20th centuries with its distinguished collections of silver, marble sculpture, Sèvres porcelain, and more.

Tea Time at the Legion

Visitors can enhance their visit and enjoy a world of British traditions by enjoying an English tea service at the Legion of Honor Café, complete with mini scones with marmalade and clotted cream, a pot of tea, and more. Reservations are not required. Pricing starts at $2.50. View the full menu here.

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