George Washington’s Head Quarters at Valley Forge

                 Within a week of the army's arrival at Valley Forge, General Washington recognized that he would need a place to organize and orchestrate the plans for the entire army that, in addition to the troops at Valley Forge, were spread throughout the colonies to the north and south of the encampment. Although the majority of the troops residing at Valley Forge through the winter of 1777 and spring of 1778 lived in huts, many of the General Officers shared or rented local farm houses. This practice was customarily done to accomodate the needs of a general's staff and aides. The small building known as Washington’s Headquarters was the place where General George Washington and his staff lived and worked for the six months of the Valley Forge winter encampment.

          For Washington’s Office Robert Whitley recreated a beautiful period secretary desk made in highly figured American Black Walnut, and 3 period walnut side chairs. Robert Whitley Period Furniture for Washington's HQ at Valley Forge