Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent Opens Feb. 17

02/10/2024

 

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent

Special Exhibition Opens Feb. 17

From the Revolutionary War to the present day, generations of Americans and visitors from abroad have found inspiration in the presence of General George Washington’s headquarters tent. Today, this remarkable artifact is pitched in Philadelphia at the Museum of the American Revolution, where more than one million visitors since 2017 have learned about Washington’s leadership and America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government through an immersive presentation.

“… the crown jewel in the collection […] oh, the stories it could tell.”
— Washington Post

In our special exhibition opening next week on Saturday, Feb. 17, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent will greatly expand the story told in the Museum’s award-winning film and bring to life the stories of individuals from all walks of life who saved Washington’s tent from being lost over the generations and who ultimately fashioned this relic into a symbol of the fragile American republic. It will bring together, in many cases for the first time, inspiring works of art, rare documents, and significant historical objects from public and private collections across the United States.

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