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Washington's Field Headquarters featuring the Sleeping Marque tent and a soldier guarding it

Virtual Tour Was Among the Top 10% of the Nearly 14,000 Projects Entered

The Museum of the American Revolution’s Virtual Tour of Washington’s Field Headquarters has been named a Nominee by the 27th Annual Webby Awards in the category of Science and Education, Metaverse, Immersive, and Virtual.

This year, The Webby Awards received nearly 14,000 entries from over 70 countries. As a Nominee, the Museum’s work ranked in the top 10% of all work entered. Since launching in 2021, the Virtual Tour has had visitors from 69 different countries and all 50 states.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the internet. The Museum was previously named a Webby Award Honoree for its redesigned website, AmRevMuseum.org.

“Nominees like the Museum of the American Revolution are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 14,000 entries we received this year.”

The Virtual Tour allows digital explorers from across the globe to experience a recreation of Washington’s wartime field headquarters to learn more about life on campaign during the Revolutionary War. Through 360-degree panoramic images, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the recreated encampment—including handsewn, full-scale replicas of Washington's headquarters, dining, and baggage tents, as well as soldiers’ common tents—from their classroom or home at any time.

Viewers can also watch a timelapse of the encampment set-up, see aerial views of the encampment, and zoom in on images of the artifacts and paintings that inspired the replicated furniture and equipment. The virtual tour is free and accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Video Thumbnail Virtual Tour Washingtons Field Headquarters Tents

Washington’s office and sleeping tent, called the “rock star of the collection” by the New York Times, is the cornerstone of the Museum’s collection. The tent served as Washington’s command center throughout much of the Revolutionary War and was present at many pivotal moments, including the 1781 Siege of Yorktown, the last major land battle of the war. At the Museum, the tent is dramatically revealed as part of a powerful multimedia presentation in the state-of-the-art Alan B. Miller Theater.

In 2013, the Museum created a “stunt double” of the tent as part of the First Oval Office Project for research and education purposes. In the virtual experience, viewers can “step inside” this replica tent to view replicated artifacts and wartime equipment that Washington would have used. The experience was filmed on a private farm in Chester County, Pa.

The Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters was made possible by a generous grant from the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania. Additional thanks to Richard and Terry Corkran for their in-kind support. Photography by Brandon L. Hull (HULLFILM). Thanks to the Landenberger Family Foundation for their support of the Verplanck’s Point watercolor.

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media and PR; Apps, dApps & Software, Social; Podcasts; Games and Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 14,000 entries from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include WP Engine, Canva, Verizon, Omidyar Network, NAACP, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, Podcast Movement, All Tech is Human and AIGA.

About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.