Photo by William Burwell, c. 1900
From the Society’s Archives

The house that Washington occupied during the encampment was owned by Isaac Potts and leased to Mrs. Hewes to whom Washington paid rent.


  • 1. Valley Forge - Making and Remaking a National Symbol by Lorett Treese, Pennsylvania State Univeristy Press (1955).
  • 2. General Washington’s Housekeeper by Nancy Loane, TEHS Quarterly, vol. 43 #3 (Summer 2006).