I had a great time at the Triskaideka Dinner at the 1870s Tangen house. The night was all about Victorian superstitions (Triskaideka means 13), so it was the perfect Halloween activity. It was very atmospheric in the house lit by lamps and warmed by fires, with a program led by the historic interpreters in costume. We enjoyed the food - traditional hearty fare, like roast ham and vegetable sides with generous helpings of butter and cream. The group played a few parlor games (no charades, thank goodness - the interpreters said people today hate charades so they try to find something more fun!). We had free time to explore the house and ask questions between dinner and dessert.
The whole evening was really well-run. They've struck a good balance of activities, so you alternate spending time listening to the interpreters, actively playing games, taking tours, and chatting with other guests, all while being served food and drinks at regular intervals.
And just FYI, while they try to keep most of the house historically accurate, there's a nice, modern bathroom available inside (no 1870s outhouses!).
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