George Washington


I Love My Job: George Washington Portrayer Dean Malissa

Dean Malissa is the world’s leading portrayer of George Washington. The proper term for what Malissa does — dressing as Washington and speaking as him […]


That House Out There: Yes, George Washington Really Did Sleep Here

“George Washington slept here” is a hoary cliché that’s been attached to many a historic home in and around Philadelphia (and elsewhere, while we’re at […]

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11 Philly Botanists (And One Bad Plant) You Might Not Know

Did you know that half the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention here in Philly were farmers? Washington had Mount Vernon, and Jefferson had Monticello; […]

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Scholastic Pulls Children’s Book Featuring Washington’s Slave in Philly

[Updated Tuesday, January 19th, at 4:38 p.m.] After both its author and its editor defended the title in the face of critical onslaught, Scholastic Books yesterday […]


Listings: 11 Area Homes Built Before George Washington Was Born

Whether it’s that whole cherry tree thing, crossing the Delaware River or, you know, being the first president of the newly formed United States of […]


Today: City Tavern Reopens Following Fire…But That’s Not All

To celebrate the City Tavern‘s reopening today, after the restaurant was closed down due to a fire , guest General George Washington will be meeting diners at […]