The Museum is now open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with health and safety protocols in place.  Plan Your Visit

Open Today 10 am – 5 pm Directions & Parking
Buy Tickets
Washington College
Washington College

Join the Museum as we take our True Colours Flag Project to the waterfront of Washington College, overlooking the Chester River, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in Chestertown, Maryland. Chestertown is the home port of the Schooner SULTANA, which inspired the replica sloop you can board at the Museum.

What kind of flags did ships like SULTANA fly at sea, and who made them? Learn about the collaborative research involved with the True Colours Flag Project and our future plans for these hand-sewn flags fit for a privateer. Broadcasting live from the Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall at Washington College, Gallery Interpretation Manager Dr. Tyler Putman will be joined by several True Colours flagmakers to present the project’s history and engage in a live Q&A about the flags’ international ports of call in the 1770s. The True Colours Flag Project is sponsored by the Color Guard of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution.

This free online event is offered in partnership with the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College. The Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall is the home to the Center for Environment & Society at The Waterfront Campus at Washington College.

  • Washington College Center For Environment And Society Logo

Learn More

True Colours Flag Project Debut Dsc5696
 

True Colours Flag Project

Follow the process of recreating and the history behind the flags flown by 18th-century ships at sea during the Revolutionary War with the Museum's True Colours Flag Project.
Read More
Image 061521 Exhibit Flags Founding Documents Htb 3087
 

A Revolutionary Summer

Throughout A Revolutionary Summer, the Museum's special events and exhibits offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
Read More
American Sailing Vessel 1778 Courtesy National Maritime Museum Royal Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London 
True Colours Flag Project

An Introduction to the True Colours Flag Project

Learn more about the Museum's True Colours Flag Project, an initiative to recreate a "suit of colours" or set of flags carried by ships during the Revolutionary War.
Read More