Armed Forces History

July 3, 1965 – January 12, 2004

George Washington's headquarters tent.

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, Armed Forces History Hall

See on Map Floor Plan

Through displays of uniforms, weapons, and flags, the Armed Forces History Hall traces the development of the U.S. armed forces beginning with the early Colonial period. Among the outstanding exhibits relating to the Army are General Washington's headquarters tent and General Sheridan's famous horse, Winchester. A selection of patent models by such notable American inventors as Samuel Colt, Richard Gatling, and Christian Sharps are exhibited.