Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge)
Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge
|Location||Valley Forge National Historical Park|
|Nearest city||Valley Forge, Pennsylvania|
|NRHP Reference #||73001655|
|Added to NRHP||February 11, 1973|
|Designated NHL||November 28, 1972|
Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge, was in the Isaac Potts House, located at the confluence of Valley Creek with the Schuylkill River, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. General George Washington made his headquarters here during the encampment at Valley Forge of the Continental Army, during the winter and spring of 1777-1778. The restored building is part of the Valley Forge National Historical Park and is open to the public.
- "... this small house is believed to have been constructed in 1773 for Isaac Potts, operator of the family grist mill. Although some sources place the construction date as early as 1759. In 1777-8 the property was owned by Isaac but rented to his aunt, the widow Deborah Hewes, who sublet it to Washington. The General's wife Martha lived here with him during the later months of the encampment and the administrative business of the army was transacted on the first floor."
- Valley Forge - for the historical encampment and its impacts on the American Revolutionary War
- Valley Forge National Historical Park - for the current status of the Headquarters and encampment
- Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - for the location of this house.
- List of Washington's Headquarters during the Revolutionary War
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- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Washington's Headquarters". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
- "ISAAC POTT'S HOUSE (Washington's Headquarters)". Retrieved 2007-06-24.
- Charles W. Snell (1972-03-02). PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. and PDF (32 KB)
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