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

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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Vincent Brown

Read the Revolution Speaker Series

The Read the Revolution Speaker Series brings celebrated authors and historians to the Museum for lively, facilitated discussions of their work.
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Unit 1: Washington's Tent and the Revolutionary War

View classroom activities designed for teaching about George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and during his presidency.
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Unit 2: A Revolutionary Reminder in a Changing Nation

View classroom activities designed for teaching about the travels of George Washington's tent during the 19th century, including the Marquis de Lafayette's 1824 tour of America and the Civil War.
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Unit 3: An Ongoing Symbol of the Revolution

View classroom activities designed for teaching about the evolution of George Washington's tent as a symbol of the American republic and its preservation to present day.
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Witness to Revolution Glossary

This glossary provides definitions that may be useful as you explore the Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent teacher resources, big ideas, and primary sources.
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Careers

Explore all open employment opportunities at the Museum and review information on how to apply.
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Big Idea 1: Washington's Tent and the Revolutionary War

Learn more about the functions of George Washington's tent during the Revolutionary War and the people who helped make it happen.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Big Idea 2: A Revolutionary Reminder in a Changing Nation

Learn more about how George Washington's headquarters tent became a symbol of the American republic and survived the Civil War.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Big Idea 3: An Ongoing Symbol of the Revolution

Learn about how George Washington's tent made its way from the Custis-Lee family to Valley Forge to its permanent home today at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Witness to Revolution Big Ideas

Explore these short framing essays to learn about the complexities of the Revolutionary era and other periods in American history through the story of General George Washington’s headquarters tent.
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