Dressing the Abbey Events


SATURDAY, JAN. 28TH | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


@ Colonial Fort Conde
  • Join us for an exciting evening of cocktails and cigars! Featuring cocktails from The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book, this event will allow guests to experience a Scottish-themed outdoor event, complete with tartan, a bagpipe player, and fire pits, while tasting authentic Downton spirits. Local glass artists from Muffinjaw Designs will demonstrate how cocktail glasses are blown, and samples will be available for purchase. Ticket price includes admission to an exclusive, after-hours viewing of the Dressing the Abbey exhibition on opening day! 
  • General admission is $50 per person (adults 21+ only) and includes beverages, admission to the History Museum to view the exhibition, and food. Add a cigar for $15 (must be purchased in advance). The cocktail book ($25) and Muffinjaw glass-blown rocks glasses ($50) will be available for purchase in the History Museum gift shop.
*** PURCHASE TICKETS for Scottish Spirits & Smokes 

SUNDAY, FEB. 5TH | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Brunch) | 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Ballroom Class)


@ History Museum of Mobile 
  • Live jazz music from Mobile Big Band Society. Brunch buffet from A Gathering Place. A Bloody Mary Bar. Mimosas. A Signature Downton Abbey Cocktail. OH MY! Join us for a jazzy brunch buffet and wear your favorite 1920s fashion. Guests will be able to visit the Dressing the Abbey exhibition and experience Downton fun in flapper style! A delicious brunch buffet will be served while guests enjoy drinks and jazz music from the famous Mobile Big Band Society. In the afternoon, head upstairs to learn Swing and Ballroom Dancing with talented instructor, Andrea Orton
  • Tickets are $50 per person for the Jazz Brunch (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | adults 21+ only) and include catered brunch buffet, beverages, and admission to the History Museum of Mobile. Tickets for the Ballroom Dancing Class (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | age 13+) are $15 per person and include the class and admission to the Museum.
*** PURCHASE TICKETS for Jazz Brunch Reception 
*** PURCHASE TICKETS for the Ballroom Dancing Class 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8TH | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1920s COCKTAIL CLASS feat. Master Mixologist, TYLER SAYERS

@ Cedar Street Social Club 
  • If you love cocktails, then you're in for a real treat. Master Mixologist and Manager at local favorite craft cocktail and wine bar, POST, Tyler Sayers starts the evening with a celebratory shot, followed by a fun and engaging course in cocktail mixing magic. Guests will be provided with all the tools and ingredients needed to make three delicious cocktails - straight from The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book under Tyler's expert guidance. Be sure to wear your best 1920s fashion. You won't want to miss this unique Downton-themed event!
  • Tickets are $100 per person (adults 21+ only) and include the cocktail class, 1 celebratory shot, 3 cocktails, food, an admission ticket to the History Museum to view the Dressing the Abbey exhibition, and a full bar tools set and mat to take home after the class. Add on the official cocktail book ($25). Guests will receive admission tickets to the History Museum the night of the class, to visit the exhibition at a later date/time of their choosing.
*** PURCHASE TICKETS for the 1920s Cocktail Class

SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH  & SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


@ History Museum of Mobile 
  • Experience the English custom and tradition of afternoon high tea at the History Museum of Mobile. Dress in your loveliest Sunday or 1920s attire and indulge in an afternoon of tea and conversation! Sandwiches, pastries, and treats will accompany many options of tea, from green to black to herbal, and everything in between. Guests will be able to browse the Dressing the Abbey and accompanying exhibitions on view at the History Museum of Mobile. All ages are welcome at these events.
  • Tickets are $200 per table | 4 people (all ages) and include tea service, food, and 4 admissions to view the Dressing the Abbey and accompanying exhibitions. Individual tickets are not available for these events (tables for 4 must be purchased). 
*** PURCHASE A TABLE  for March 12 
*** PURCHASE A TABLE for March 26 

THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


@ History Museum of Mobile 
  • Create a lush centerpiece and learn about floral and table design with expert florist, Glen Jenkins, owner of local design studio, The Shade Tree. Glen will guide guests through each step of the design process and creation of a beautiful floral masterpiece, just in time for your Easter table! The class will also include tips and tricks about table design, china and linen selections, and more. Join the History Museum of Mobile as we celebrate all things Downton Abbey, including one of the most widely-celebrated aspects of fine dining culture, a beautifully-set table, Downton style! Guests may check in early starting at 4:00 PM to enjoy the Dressing the Abbey and accompanying exhibitions before the class begins. 
  • Tickets are $75 per person (ages 13+) and include the vase, flowers, tools, and instruction, as well as admission to view the Dressing the Abbey and accompanying exhibitions before the class starts.  
*** PURCHASE TICKETS to the Easter Floral Design Class