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Washington, DC: George Washington's Endangered Stool (In Transition)

A former resting place for the weary bottom of the Father of our Country, named in 2012 as one of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts (even though it's in DC). No visitor sitting allowed. Moved to Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution until January 2025.

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden. North edge of Georgetown. From Wisconsin Ave./Hwy 355 turn east onto Q St. NW. Drive two blocks. Turn left onto 31st St. NW. Drive one block; look for the large brick gateway on the left. Free street parking.
Currently in Philadelphia. (Call to verify)
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George Washington's Endangered Stool

The stool is on the move. It is on temporary loan to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia until January 2025.

[Kurt Deion /, 01/21/2024]

Stool in front of fireplace.

George Washington's Endangered Stool

At Tudor Place, the famous stool has been recovered and sits in front of a fireplace.

[Jody High, 05/05/2022]

George Washington stool.

George Washington's Endangered Stool

This flimsy looking folding stool is a rare former resting place for the bottom of the Father of our Country. It basked in renewed fame in 2012 when it was named one of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts (even though it's in Washington, DC). Over 200 years of people wanting residual GW keister mojo obviously took its toll. Although you can't sit on it any more, the stool is still on display in Tudor Place, the home of one of Martha Washington's granddaughters, which supposedly contains the largest collection of George and Martha Washington artifacts outside of Mount Vernon -- although no item is as famous as George's stool.

[ Team, 08/14/2012]
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