Washington Tent Replica Display in Williamsburg

By: AP
By: AP

November 13, 2013

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Colonial Williamsburg will display a recently completed replica of a tent that served as Gen. George Washington's field headquarters during the American Revolution.

The 15-by-22-foot fabric tent will be on display Friday through Sunday. It was made by hand for the Museum of the American Revolution, which is set to open in Philadelphia in 2017.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation says the museum also owns the original marquee tent. The museum wanted a replica made for a variety of uses, including the testing of the mounting system for the original artifact in advance of the museum's opening.

Some of the fabric used in the reproduction was woven by Colonial Williamsburg artisans.

The original sleeping and office tent was one of two made for Washington in 1778.

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