The tour explores the history of food consumption and production during the Swan family's residency at Rose Hill from 1850 to 1890. It is one hour long. This special tour is not the same as our regular tour.
On the tour, visitors will learn how the Swan family produced and preserved different types of food on their farm, and how food was prepared and presented at their table. We will explore how these processes shifted over the 19th century as elements of food production, preservation, and preparation were mechanized and standards of presentation rose. Part of the tour will also focus on 19th-century beliefs about the connection between food, health and gender roles. The tour will include samples of the scents and tastes of 19th-century-style foods.
As space is limited, reservations are required for A Taste of Rose Hill.