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The Stairwell Room

George Washington Wall

George Washington Wall   

"From Commander to Private Citizen"

The images on this wall highlight George Washington’s journey throughout the war from his appointment as commander-in-chief of the Continental army to his transformation into a private citizen.

  • A four minute video at the State House provides an overall introduction to the spaces and the significance of Washington’s resignation.







KEy Images on the

Cornwallis Sues for Cessation of Hostilitie
Washington Entering New York
Washington's Farewell to his Officers
Washington Crossing the Delaware
Washington Monument
Washington Resigning His Commission
Washington receiving French generals at Mt. Vernon

Key Documents on the Wall

Washington's Resignation Speech

Exhibits in the Stairwell Room

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