The History of Washington's Headquarters Tent

The history of Washington's Headquarters Tent doesn't stop at the end of the war. Its journey from Revolutionary battlefields to the Museum's collection is a fascinating story in its own right, and one that touches on key events in American history. As part of The First Oval Office project, our team of historians and curators have been researching this journey. More

Canada and the American Revolution

There were twenty British North American colonies or provinces in 1776, so why did only thirteen of those colonies declare independence that year or confirm it by war and treaty in 1783? Dr. Holly A. Mayer shares the Canadian response to the American Revolution. More


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    Join us at the Museum on May 19 as we commemorate the “Meschianza” of May 1778 w a living history program abt the p…

A Family Affair

This is the second in a two-part series about the fate Washington's Headquarters Tent between the end of the Civil War and the start of the 20th century. More

Behind Closed Doors

This is the second in a three-part series about the dramatic journeys of Washington's Headquarters Tent during the Civil War. More