We cannot know the present without knowing about the past, and we cannot know about the past without up-to-date time-machine payments. Venture into history with today's Groupon: for $7, you get admission and afternoon cream-tea service for two, served Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., at Allan Macpherson House & Park (up to a $14 value).
Built around 1826, Allan Macpherson House was established as a museum in 1967 and served as the picturesque abode of 19th-century renaissance citizen, magistrate, and Napanee postmaster Allan Macpherson. After a meticulous restoration, the house looks as it did during the 1830s and maintains the integrity of the antique furniture and housekeeping methods. Cream Tea Afternoons embrace old-fashioned teatime tradition, tempting taste buds and restoring purpose to pinky fingers with a selection of loose-leaf teas, homemade scones, and strawberry jam. After taking their lumps of sugar and stopping by the riverside gardens, visitors can survey the house's rooms, which were once inhabited by such dignitaries as Sir John A. Macdonald, and examine the authenticity of the woodwork and the inertness of the doornails. Allan Macpherson House is elegantly operated as a living museum by the Lennox and Addington Historical Society and employs a full-time curator to maintain the grounds and educate the public.
180 Elizabeth St.
Napanee, Ontario K7R 3P5