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Fun and Games in the 1700s


Date: 02/19/2014

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Boston, Massachusetts, United States 19 North Square


For middling sorts of families, like the Reveres, it did not matter that Colonial Boston contained ... Read More >>
For middling sorts of families, like the Reveres, it did not matter that Colonial Boston contained few toy stores, for they could rarely afford such luxuries. Instead, children ingeniously turned to common household items for toys, games, and entertainment. Discover many adaptive uses for objects found in both historic and modern homes as you play games known and loved by generations of children.

During a tour of the Revere House, children (and adults) search for beans, a thimble, straw, pieces of cloth and then try their hands at Snail, Jackstraws, and Beast-Fish-Fowl and other popular colonial amusements. Participants will leave with directions for playing these and other games at home.

Each presentation is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338.

Fee: $4.50 for children ages 5-10, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House. Hide

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