Victorian Secrets: What Women Wore in the 1800s
Guided Tour — Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays
Grades — Middle school and adult
Women's clothing during the Victorian period were resplendently feminine with lace, frills, hoops, bustles, and beautiful accessories. They were also underlain with corsets, pantaloons and layers of petticoats that took time and effort to get into! Find out what it took for the well-dressed woman of the 1800s to become well-dressed as the presenter dresses a mannequin and explains each item.
Cost per student is $2.
One adult enters free for every 10 students. Additional adults pay the student rate.
Length of tour:
Approximately one hour.
Number of students in a group:
Registration and scheduling: Contact Site administrator, 785-625-6812; e-mail Fort Hays. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Other guided tours at Fort Hays:
- Button Boards and Glass Grenades: Military Oddities of the 1800s
- Grating, Grinding and Shaving: Antique Kitchen Gadgets
- Native Americans and The Buffalo
- From Reveille to Taps: Bugle Calls at Fort Hays