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Washington's Farewell


To commemorate Washington’s emotional farewell to his officers that took place in the Long Room on December 4, 1783, a special reenactment of the farewell will occur throughout the day in the famous Long Room, and interpreted by Dan Shippey of the Breed’s Hill Institute as General George Washington and William McIlhenny of The American Historical Theatre as Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge. Visitors can also take guided tours of the Museum and snap a photo in the colonial costume photo booth!

Check back soon for a full schedule of events!

Early bird tickets for the timed performances of Washington’s Farewell will go on sale on for Museum Members ONLY on our Washington’s Farewell page on November 1 at 12:00pm.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.