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Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent exhibit name on the left with February 17, 2024 to January 5, 2025 dates below and an painted image of Washington in his tent to the right.

Museum Members are invited to join us on Friday, Feb. 16, for the Members-only preview of our new special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent. Members will enjoy refreshments in our member lounge as well as timed access to the exhibition before it opens to the public over Presidents Day weekend on Saturday, Feb. 17. Make your timed reservation today!

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent will greatly expand the story told in the Museum’s award-winning film and bring to life the stories of individuals from all walks of life who saved Washington’s tent from being lost over the generations and who ultimately fashioned this relic into a symbol of the fragile American republic. It will bring together, in many cases for the first time, inspiring works of art, rare documents, and significant historical objects from public and private collections across the United States.

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Witness to Revolution exhibit sponsors headlined by The Reese Family and Society of the Lees of Virginia

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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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