George Washington is remembered by history as the man who started the French and Indian War, but there is more to the story. His first skirmish at Jumonville's Glen brought him into contact with a French officer, Michel Pepin dit La Force, a man who played a vital role in those events. Follow their relationship and see the part they played, and how they were changed, in a war that set the world on fire.
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Washington's First Crucible of War
Fire a Flintlock Musket
Fire live rounds at a target from two different reproduction 18th-century flintlock firearms used during the Revolutionary War. Your own transportation is required.
Open to the Public
A Congressional Curriculum
Join James Madison for a crash course in government from some of history’s greatest philosophers and thinkers.
Art Museums Admission
Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia
Historian Carson Hudson discusses how colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their northern neighbors.