In 2017, the Department of Historic Preservation and Collections carried out an exciting project to research, analyze, document, and restore the room at the top of the stairs to the second floor – known to the Washingtons in the 1790s as the “Blue Room.”

The Widow Custis' Inheritance in the Blue Room

Among the mid-century (18th century that is) style furnishings that will make their appearance in the Blue Room is a mahogany bureau dressing table, a Richmond-made reproduction of a Williamsburg-made original that once seamlessly translated British style to the colonies.

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Restoring George Washington's Blue Room

Learn more about the long, detailed but ultimately rewarding process of renovating the Blue Room in George Washington's Mansion.

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