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Visit the sites across the U.S. that focus on George Washington’s life and legacy.

1. George Washington’s Office Museum

Winchester, VA

During part of the French and Indian War, George Washington used a small log building as his office in Winchester, Virginia.

Today visitors can see where Washington planed Fort Loudoun, tour the museum, explore some of Washington’s personal effects, and see a cannon left by General Edward Braddock.

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2. The Maryland State House

Annapolis, Maryland

At the end of the Revolutionary War, George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House.

The building is still Maryland’s state house and open to visitors. In fact, it is the oldest state house still in legislative use.

While there, you can walk through the room Washington resigned his commission and explore four centuries of Maryland history. 

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3. Federal Hall

New York City, New York

George Washington took the oath of office to become the first president of the United States at this site in New York. It was also the location of the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices.

Today, the building is a museum and memorial to George Washington and the early years of the nation. 

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4. President's House Site

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The President’s House Site is an outdoor exhibit located on the foundation of the house George Washington lived in during part of the presidency.

The exhibit explores the paradox between slavery and freedom in the new nation.

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5. George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington first visited these natural springs in 1748. He, Martha Washington, and her daughter Patsy returned in 1767 and 1769. Martha Washington wore a bathing gown while in the water.

Today, the springs are part of a West Virginia state park, and visitors can see where Washington bathed.

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6. George Washington's Ferry Farm

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Explore Ferry Farm, where George Washington lived during much of his childhood.

Today, visitors can explore the replica house, visitor center, and archaeology lab.

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Image courtesy of George Washington’s Fredericksburg Foundation.

7. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Alexandria, Virginia

Gadsby’s Tavern is located only blocks away from the site of George Washington’s townhouse in Alexandria, Virginia.

Washington often visited the tavern and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor.

The tavern also hosted John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

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8. Fort Duquesne

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 

During the French and Indian War, there were a number of attempts by the British to capture Fort Duquesne from the French, including efforts led by General Edward Braddock and George Washington.

In the fall of 1758, the French were outnumbered and decided to set fire to the fort before fleeing.

Today, visitors can explore the national role Pittsburg played in throughout the 18th century.

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9. Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia 

George Washington frequently spent time in Williamsburg, Virginia, the colonial capital, especially while serving in the House of Burgesses.

Today, visitors can explore a colonial town filled with tradespeople using 18th-century tools and techniques, explore historic and reconstructed buildings, and interact with interpreters.

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10. George Washington House


Only once during his life did George Washington leave colonial America, when he and his half-brother Lawrence visited Barbados in the 1750s.

The house that the brothers rented has been restored to their visit and is open to the public.

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