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Stimulating Beverages: The History of Tea, Coffee, Chocolate in Early America

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4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Nothing starts a day like a delicious cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate! Hands-on demonstrations and expert lectures at Historic Deerfield highlight these drinks, considered exotic when introduced to 17th-century New Englanders. Curators discuss the natural history of the source plants, the preparation of the beverages and the distribution throughout New England. In the historic houses, explore objects used to prepare and serve the three stimulating beverages and their important social role in early American life.


• Taste Colonial hot beverages in a historic New England village and discover contemporary flavors of chocolate
• Gain skills to identify the highest quality tea, coffee and chocoloate -where it's found and how it's prepared before it reaches the consurmer.
• Knowledgeable experts present the origins, history, etiquette and culture of tea, coffee and chocolate.

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Walking up to a quarter mile; some stairs. Historic buildings do not have ramps or elevators.

Coordinated by Historic Deerfield.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Hands-on experiences


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