New Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent special exhibit now open. Info & Tickets

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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum

How do historical eras and historical figures connect to one another? Teachers frequently cite the challenges of illustrating for students how people, places, and events throughout history are woven together. Join educators from the Museum alongside Sarah Kay Bierle and Dan Davis from the American Battlefield Trust as we explore how the story of George Washington's headquarters tent, the Museum's marquee artifact, spans both the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. 

Together, we'll investigate this object's remarkable story by examining its unlikely travels, the symbolic meaning it held to different generations of Americans, and the many connections between our nation's first Commander in Chief and other defining moments in American history.

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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

February 17, 2024 - 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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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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Washington Field HQ Sleeping Marquee Exterior View
 

Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters

Explore the Museum's handsewn, full-scale replicas of General George Washington's Revolutionary War sleeping, dining, and baggage tents through 360-degree images in our Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters.
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