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The Museum's replicas of George Washington's tents set up at Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey.

Join the Museum at the Fort Pitt Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Thursday, July 4, for their Fourth at the Fort event, where we will set up our First Oval Office Project, a recreated Revolutionary War encampment, including handsewn, full-scale replicas of General George Washington's sleeping marquee and baggage tent that served as his mobile headquarters while on campaign. Navigate the encampment, explore the tents, and meet costumed living history interpreters portraying the people who would have been there. Washington's original sleeping and office tent from the Revolutionary War is on permanent display at the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia.

The Fort Pitt Museum will host its annual Fourth at the Fort event in Point State Park on Tuesday, July 4. At 1 p.m., Fort Pitt Museum staff, scouts, and local veterans will help kick off the Fourth of July holiday by raising a 36-foot American flag. The ceremony will commence in the Fort Pitt Block House yard, thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, owners of the Fort Pitt Block House – the oldest building in the region. Following the flag raising ceremony, visitors can enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of living history demonstrations, cannon-firing, and 18th-century martial music.

Funding for First Oval Office Project programs was generously provided by David Bruce Smith.

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First Oval Office Project

Learn more about the Museum's handsewn, full-scale replica of General George Washington's mobile Revolutionary War headquarters tents.
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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum
 

Washington's War Tents

Explore the cornerstone of the Museum's collection, General George Washington's Revolutionary War tent, and the handsewn, full-scale replica of his field headquarters.
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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.
 

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent

Now Open Through January 5, 2025
Witness to Revolution, now open through Jan. 5, 2025, brings to life the journey of George Washington’s tent from the Revolutionary War to an enduring symbol of the American republic.
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