The “Father of Our Country” led us to victory in the American Revolution, chaired the Constitutional Convention, and served as our first president—all in the Philadelphia region. George Washington returned to Philadelphia in the feature exhibition Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon at the National Constitution Center. Mount Vernon’s world-class collection provides a new and refreshing perspective on Washington, his achievements, legacies, family, intellectual pursuits, and entrepreneurial ventures. Full-scale figures of Washington, architectural models, decorative and fine art items, maps, manuscripts, and paintings reveal his personal side and uncover his roles as an entrepreneur, farmer, and businessman.
Beyond the Center’s exhibition, organizations all over the Philadelphia region came together to make the “Summer of Washington” a can’t-miss experience. A special “Summer of Washington” map and a dynamic mobile application led visitors to sites offering a myriad of options for Washington fans of all ages.
Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon was organized by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association and funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.