Come Play at Duke Homestead’s Historic Games Day July 28

Duke Homestead historic games

Who needs TVs or tablets? Unplug at Duke Homestead’s “Family Day: Historic Games.” This free event takes place Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is perfect for kids aged two to 10. 

Costumed staff and junior interpreters will lead visiting kids in games typical of the 19th century, from parlor games to town ball. Kids will be encouraged to run, throw, make, think, touch and learn through hands-on activities. These activities include several options of toys to make and take home! Be sure to join in this fun family outing.

“Family Day: Historic Games” is free of charge. This is the second of three “Family Day” events at Duke Homestead this summer. The next will take place Sept. 8. 

For more information about “Family Day: Historic Games,” please call (919) 627-6990, email, or visit

Duke Homestead is the historic home, farm and factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family. The site interprets the lives of the Dukes as they lived in the historic home from 1852 until 1874. Duke Homestead is located at 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham, N.C. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.