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

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Since 2013, The First Oval Office Project at the Museum of the American Revolution travels to participate in special events and outreach on an annual basis. To request more information, please contact [email protected].

Upcoming Events

May 4-5, 2024
First Oval Office Project at Mount Vernon's 2024 Revolutionary War Weekend
Mount Vernon, Virginia
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Past Events

December 19, 2023
Valley Forge National Historical Park for March-In Commemoration
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

October 24, 2023
Valley Forge National Historical Park for Homeschool Day
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

October 7, 2023
Cliveden for Revolutionary Germantown Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 30, 2023
Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters for Colonial Day
Hartsdale, New York

August 27, 2023
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn, New York

August 5, 2023
McNeil Center for Early American Studies with the Living History Youth Summer Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania's campus)

July 14-15, 2023
Newport Historical Society
Newport, Rhode Island

July 8-9, 2023
Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown, New Jersey

May 6-7, 2023
Mount Vernon's Revolutionary War Weekend
Mount Vernon, Virginia

February 18-19, 2023
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, Texas

October 8-9, 2022
Somerset County Courthouse Green for Journey Through the Past
Somerset County, New Jersey

August 6, 2022
Clark Park with the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Baltimore Ave.)

July 13-14, 2022
Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts

July 8-10, 2022
Newport Historical Society's The French in 1780 Newport
Newport, Rhode Island

April 30 - May 1, 2022
Mount Vernon's Revolutionary War Weekend
Mount Vernon, Virginia

September 11-12, 2021
Newport Historical Society's "The French in 1780 Newport”
Newport, Rhode Island

June 2019 to September 2019
Revolutionary Summer at New-York Historical Society
New York, New York
Support for the Museum of the American Revolution’s participation in Revolutionary Summer is generously provided by William and Candace Raveis.

May 4-5, 2019
Revolutionary War Weekend at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia

September 11, 2018
Brandywine Conservancy
West Chester, Pennsylvania

June 16-17, 2018
Annual Battle of Monmouth with Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, New Jersey

May 5-6, 2018
Revolutionary War Weekend at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia

January 13-February 19, 2018
Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor

Special Exhibit at Museum of the American Revolution
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 15-17, 2017
Sandy Hollow Heritage Park in Birmingham Township
West Chester, Pennsylvania

May 6-7, 2017
Revolutionary War Weekend at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia

September 25, 2016
Filming for Washington’s War Tent with Donna Lawrence Productions at Endview Plantation
Newport News, Virginia

April 29, 2016
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Washington, D.C.

May 2016
School Program with The Episcopal Academy
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

November 6-7, 2015
The George Washington Symposium 2015: “George Washington Goes to War”
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia

July 24-25, 2015
Special Event with The Newport Antiques Show 2015
Newport, Rhode Island

June 19-23, 2015
Annual Meeting and Conference for The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
AHLFAM and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

June 2015 to August 2015
Replica dining tent under construction with Historic Trades Department at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

May 2-3, 2015
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia

November 2014
The George Wythe House at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

October 27, 2014
The David Library of the American Revolution
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania

May 9, 2014
Anderson House - The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Washington, D.C.

March 28, 2014
Unveiling of replica marquee tent at former Independence National Historic Park Visitor Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

January 2014 to March 2014
Replica furnishings for marquee tent under construction with Historic Trades Department at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

December 2013 to January 2014
Replica marquee tent completed and displayed with Historic Trades Department at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

December 2013
Replica marquee tent used to test the aluminum mount, created by Keast & Hood, for Washington’s War Tent exhibit for the Museum of the American Revolution at former Independence National Historic Park Visitor Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 2013 to November 2013
Replica marquee tent and equipage under construction with Historic Trades Department at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

April 2013
Replica equipage under construction with Historic Trades Department at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

March 2013
Project Launch with Museum of the American Revolution and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Williamsburg, Virginia

General George Washington's original sleeping and office tent is the cornerstone of our collection.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Washington's War Tent

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