The First "Oval Office"

The First "Oval Office"

For much of the Revolutionary War, George Washington lived in a large oval-shaped tent that was his bedroom and office — the first “oval office” occupied by the first commander-in-chief of American military forces. Washington's Headquarters Tent will be displayed in the Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia in 2017.

In 2013, Washington's Headquarters Tent was reproduced by Historic Trades tailors as a partnership between Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of the American Revolution. This summer the two groups have reunited to reproduce the dining tent that was used alongside the Headquarters Tent during the War. 

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