Marietta’s The Castle to Celebrate ‘Victoria’ Feb. 24

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Victoria has proven to be one of the most successful dramas on PBS in 20 years, with the first and second seasons garnering fantastic reviews from critics and audiences alike. The program, which comes to us courtesy of writer, creator, and executive producer Daisy Goodwin, has been renewed for a third season, much to the delight of its many fans.

The Castle, a historic structure built in 1855 in Marietta, has been celebrating the success of the historical drama by holding Victoria Teas, the most recent of which is coming up on Saturday, February 24 at 12 p.m. The event will feature both a savory and sweet course, according to Kyle Yoho, the education director at the Castle.

Yoho said that the menu for Saturday’s event will include macaroons, a French-inspired puff pastry, a traditional hand pie made with chicken in place of mincemeat, sandwich spread and English biscuits, egg salad and cheese sandwiches, and more.

“The initial idea for this tea actually comes from our Downton Abbey teas, which were inspired by the PBS program Downtown Abbey,” said Yoho. “When Downton Abbey transitioned into Victoria, we transitioned our teas, as well. We like holding teas inspired by Victoria especially because the history in the program matches the history of the house.”

The Castle houses lots of historic artwork from the mid-1800s, which is the time period of Queen Victoria’s rule, as she came into power in 1837. Victoria was only 18 years old when she became the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Yoho said that the Castle’s collection supervisor, Wes Clark, and his wife, will supply a lot of the trivia and discussion for the event.

Attendance to the tea is $20 per person, and reservations are required by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit