Experience 18th-Century Game Night At George Mason’s Gunston Hall

Walk in the footsteps of history at the 18th-century home of George Mason, Founding Father, and author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. They are going to have an 18th-Century Game Night. Delve into the past through gaming. Learn who was playing what and discover the origin story of games like Life, Craps, and Poker.

Many people in the 18th century played a variety of cards, dice, and board games. Letters, journals, and even existing game pieces can tell us a lot about the games they played in George Mason’s lifetime. A number of them are predecessors to games we still play today.

Learn how to play games like the Game of the Goose, and Whist at Gunston Hall. Game masters will help teach you how to play the games, converse on topics Mason was thinking about, and help you have a great time. Tickets will be available online until 4 p.m. on the day of the event.  Tickets are also available at the door.

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.