Step back in time to 1790s Philadelphia with our roleplaying experience, the Situation Room. During this 75-minute game, the actions you take will decide the fate of our young nation.

Your ticket also includes access to the grounds of Mount Vernon (a $28 value).

This event is hosted in partnership with Made By Us and the nation’s leading cultural institutions to encourage civic participation.

Add to Calendar 06/30/2024 10:00:00 06/30/2024 12:00:00 America/New_York Civic Season Kick-off: The Situation Room

Step back in time to 1790s Philadelphia with our roleplaying experience, the Situation Room. During this 75-minute game, the actions you take will decide the fate of our young nation.

Your ticket also includes access to the grounds of Mount Vernon (a $28 value).

This event is hosted in partnership with Made By Us and the nation’s leading cultural institutions to encourage civic participation.

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$15 per person (includes a grounds pass)

An Immersive Roleplaying Experience

Set in 18th-century America, the Situation Room Experience is a fast-paced and interactive game. It allows participants to step into the shoes of the presidential Cabinet, U.S. senators, foreign ambassadors, Native American leaders, members of the press, and even George Washington himself!

The game will take you back in time to Washington’s second term as president and challenge you with the same domestic and international developments and crises he faced as the leader of our young nation.

Players, as members of Washington’s government, foreign diplomats, Native American leaders, and the press, will have to work together to steer the United States in the right direction. New information is received in real-time, and the group must quickly adapt in response to a changing environment.

Program Overview

  • The Situation Room Experience is designed for high school students and adults.
  • The program runs for a minimum of two hours.
  • The program does not require prior knowledge of the historical time period or events.

Registration Details

  • You can sign up on your own or as a group.
  • You will receive a survey via email after registration; this survey will be used to assign the roles of historical figures.
  • Instructions for the game will be shared upon arrival.

Civic Season

There is no “we the people” without all the people. Between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, it’s time to turn out and turn up the volume on our story—in all of its complexity.

We’re imagining a new kind of summer tradition to strengthen our democracy, and we invite you to help us shape it.

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