The First Oval Office


For much of the Revolutionary War, George Washington’s home was a large oval-shaped tent, which was the first “oval office.” In 2013, Historic Trades tailors reproduced the tent as part of a new partnership between Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of the American Revolution. The reproduction tent will be used for a variety of educational and outreach programs, in advance of the opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in 2016.



Washington’s Marquee

The First Oval Office is a collaborative project between

Museum of the American Revolution Colonial Williamsburg
© 2014 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation