Are you looking for a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Or do you just love exploring beautifully restored historic homes? Then this weekend is just for you. May 7-8 brings a couple of opportunities to visit several homes in Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter Historic District.
The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast Inn (top photo) is having a Mother’s Day High Tea on Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m. Treat your Mother to an afternoon outing, served with all pomp and circumstance of an English high tea The menu includes specialty hot tea, desserts, gourmet finger sandwiches, Empress scones, clotted cream and fresh fruit. Everything is handmade in the inn’s kitchen and served by candlelight. After the tea, enjoy a detailed historical tour of The Empress. Tickets are $40. Visit www.theempress.com or phone 501-374-7966 for additional information.
Sunday has an afternoon tour of the homes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person for the day tour, $100 per person for the candlelight tour and festivities. Visit www.quapaw.com or phone 501-371-0075 for more information. Proceeds benefit the preservation programs of the Quapaw Quarter Association.