CATEGORY: George Washington
History Faceoff: Who Was the Greatest President—Washington or Lincoln?
February 15, 2017

As Presidents' Day approaches, two preeminent historians join the enduring debate about whether George Washington or Abraham Lincoln was America’s greatest president. Read More

George Washington and the Slave Who Got Away
February 8, 2017

In 1796, a 22-year-old slave woman named Ona Judge fled President George Washington’s household for a life of freedom in New Hampshire. Read More

Organizations Acknowledge George Washington’s Biracial Family Tree
September 19, 2016

After 200 years of rumors, two organizations have recognized the African-American descendants of the first U.S. president’s step-grandson (and adopted son). Read More

After 33 Months, Washington Monument Reopens to the Public
May 12, 2014

The Washington Monument welcomed visitors today for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years, after a painstaking restoration to repair earthquake damage. Read More

Remembering the First Presidential Inauguration
April 30, 2014

On the anniversary of his inauguration, look back at George Washington’s road to the presidency. Read More

Did George Washington Knock Back a Cold One Here?
November 13, 2013

NYC preservationist makes a potentially major historic find: possible remnants of the Colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern. Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Washington Monument
October 9, 2013

Find out some fascinating facts about this American landmark, which opened to the public 125 years ago. Read More

Mount Vernon Opens New George Washington Presidential Library
October 2, 2013

More than two centuries after George Washington’s death, his wish to build his own presidential library has finally been fulfilled. Read More

George Washington’s Revolutionary St. Patrick’s Day
March 15, 2013

When General George Washington needed to boost sagging patriot morale, he enlisted a rarely celebrated holiday—St. Patrick’s Day—to the cause. Read More

235 Years Ago, Washington’s Troops Made Camp at Valley Forge
December 19, 2012

On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War. Read More