In all my visits to the park, this was the first time I'd ever been afforded the opportunity to enter!
The house was actually a rental property, which housed workers for the nearby industries along the creek. These industries were disrupted by the invasion, leaving the house open for Washington to rent for the Winter.
The Family's office
Washington had a military "family" of top aides who managed the immense amount of paperwork which accompanied running a modern army. These people would have been incredibly busy keeping the army intact and in fighting condition. Not an easy task!
The office in which Washington would work. The writing desk is open, which would almost certainly have been the case. Washington was a prolific writer who took great pains to have his papers secured throughout the war.
Martha Washington, along with many other officer's wives, came to spend the Winter with her husband. She loves canopy beds, and one was requisitioned shortly before her arrival in camp.
Winter quarters for some of Washington's aides.
Washington's military baggage a was, indeed, carted through the war in crates such as these.
The huts constructed for the troops were constructed all along similar lines according to Washington's plans. Lack of sanitation, however, caused them to become breeding grounds for disease. The huts near the headquarters would have belonged to the General's personal guard.