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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.

Now Open: Witness to Revolution Exhibit

Open Daily, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our newest special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent, brings to life the stories of individuals from all walks of life who saved George Washington’s tent and fashioned this relic into a symbol of the fragile American republic.

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    Apr 19
    A painted silk parade banner featuring a portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette displayed in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

    AmRev Presents: French History Night

    April 19, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Join fellow Francophiles for a festive happy hour soirée hosted by Museum curator James Taub, who will connect French history to the American Revolution in a special interactive presentation.
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    Apr 25
    A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.

    Educator Deep Dive on Washington's War Tent

    April 25, 2024, 7-8:30 p.m.
    In this free professional development workshop, educators will explore the Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent Teacher Resource Guide to help students dig deeper into the journey of General George Washington's headquarters tent.
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    May 03
    The Mount Vernon estate with green lawn in front and beige mansion with red roof and Potomac River in the background.
    Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

    At Home with Washington

    May 3-4, 2024
    Members of the Museum's Revolution Society and George Washington Council are invited to join an overnight trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia from Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4, 2024.
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    May 04
    A crowd watches costumed historical interpreters on Mount Vernon's green lawn in front of the Museum's replicas of George Washington's tents.
    Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

    First Oval Office Project at Mount Vernon's 2024 Revolutionary War Weekend

    May 4-5, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Join the Museum at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, outside Washington, D.C., for their Revolutionary War Weekend living history event where we will set up our First Oval Office Project tents.
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    May 11
    A mother holding her young daughter view Washington's camp bed on display in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

    Mother's Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

    May 11-12, 2024
    Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum and learn about the diverse women who played vital roles on the home front and on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War.
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    May 12
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    Member Morning: Revolutionary Women Lecture

    May 12, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
    Museum Members are invited to join a Museum educator for a 45-minute talk to learn about how the Revolutionary War offered new opportunities for women from all backgrounds.
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    May 14
    A sampler made by James Forten's daughter Mary being viewed in the collections workroom before conservation.

    Primary Source Perspectives: Who Were the People that Experienced the American Revolution?

    May 14, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m.
    Participating teachers in this free educator workshop will explore the American Revolution through primary sources that highlight a diverse group of people and perspectives, including Abigail Adams, Crispus Attucks, James Forten, Marquis de Lafayette, and George Washington.
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    May 15
    State Of The Museum Address

    2024 State of the Museum Address

    May 15, 2024, from 6-7:30 p.m.
    Museum Members are invited to join us onsite and online for the sixth annual State of the Museum Address delivered by President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson.
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    May 18
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    Makers of Revolutionary Philadelphia Living History Day 2024

    May 18, 2024
    Join several historical tradespeople at the Museum to do hands-on crafts and activities, see demonstrations of 18th-century skills and trades, and meet the people who made the Revolution in 1770s Philadelphia.
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    May 25
    A Museum educator dressed in 18th century clothing shows visitors the Museum's handsewn silk replica of Washington's Standard flag.

    Memorial Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

    May 25-27, 2024
    Join the Museum to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and Blue Star Families enjoy free admission throughout Memorial Day Weekend courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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