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Washington Field HQ Sleeping Marquee Exterior View

Join Museum staff for a weekend of living history in Newport, Rhode Island, as part of the Newport Historical Society's "The French in 1780 Newport” event on Sept. 11-12. Meet costumed historical interpreters and explore handmade replicas of the sleeping and baggage tents that were part of General George Washington's mobile headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Learn more about how the real sleeping and office tent, displayed at the Museum, was used as Washington’s command center during the war and about the guards and diverse "military family" that made Washington's life on campaign possible.

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Image 082720 George Washington Tent Collection
 

Washington's War Tent

General George Washington's original sleeping and office tent from the Revolutionary War.
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Image 101220 Foop George Washingtons Replica War Tent
 

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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Verplanck's Point watercolor
 

Panoramic View of Verplanck’s Point

This seven-foot-long panoramic watercolor by Pierre Charles L'Enfant includes the only known eyewitness depiction of George Washington’s headquarters tent during the Revolutionary War.
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