Presidents Day Weekend 2024: Witness to Revolution Exhibit OpeningFebruary 17-19, 2024
Join us at the Museum over Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 17-19, for the opening of our newest special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent. Throughout the weekend, guests of all ages are invited to explore our new special exhibition, participate in family-friendly crafts and activities, discover surprising stories in our galleries, and more that explore the life, leadership, and legacy of the nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people with whom he interacted.
Exhibit Opening: Witness to Revolution
Patriots Gallery (first floor) | Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us for the opening weekend of our new special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent, which greatly expands the story told in the Museum’s award-winning film and brings 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 brings 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.
Color-Your-Own Inaugural Button Craft
Revolution Place (lower level) | Daily, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check out original inaugural buttons from Washington’s campaign in The Constitution gallery in our core exhibition before heading on down to Revolution Place on the lower level to create your own inaugural button to take home.
In-Gallery Talk: Peaceful Transition of Power
Core Exhibition (second floor) | Daily
What does it take to be a leader? Join a Museum educator for a 10-minute talk in our galleries about George Washington’s time as President of the United States and his decision to not seek a third term, which helped set the two-term precedent in place today.
Discovery Cart: Ona Judge
Rotunda (first floor) | Daily
Join a Museum educator at a hands-on discovery cart to explore the story of Ona Judge through replica handling objects. Judge, who was enslaved by George and Martha Washington, escaped from the Presidents House – located just a few blocks from the site of the Museum – while the Washingtons lived in Philadelphia.
Event details and programming are subject to change at any time.