Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge)

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Washington's Headquarters
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Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge
Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge) is located in Pennsylvania
Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge)
Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge) is located in the US
Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge)
Location Valley Forge National Historical Park
Nearest city Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°6′5″N 75°27′43″W / 40.10139°N 75.46194°W / 40.10139; -75.46194Coordinates: 40°6′5″N 75°27′43″W / 40.10139°N 75.46194°W / 40.10139; -75.46194
Architect Potts,Isaac
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 73001655
Significant dates
Washington's home 1777
Added to NRHP February 11, 1973[1]
Designated NHL November 28, 1972[2]

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."[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.[2][4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Washington's Headquarters". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  3. ^ "ISAAC POTT'S HOUSE (Washington's Headquarters)". Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  4. ^ Charles W. Snell (1972-03-02). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Washington's Headquarters (Isaac Potts House)" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 2 photos, exterior, from 1971, and one drawing (32 KB)