As military weapons or fashionable accessories, swords were always at George Washington's side.

Below you will find some of the most remarkable swords in George Washington's collection.  Either in his hand or at his hip these swords witnessed some of the most important events in our nation's founding.

Details from the Curators

Hear from Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian's Curatorial Staff

The Revolutionary War

Learn more about General George Washington and the War for Independence.

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