Breeches worn by General George Washington


Buff wool breeches worn by George Washington. Breeches have a two-button closure at waist and a waistband which is lined with linen. The front flap has a one-button closure on either side. There are two front pockets, with a watch pocket on the proper right side of the waistband. The legs have a five-button closure, with a separate tab and button on leg openings. Although presented through the years as a uniform consisting of coat, waistcoat and breeches, the waistcoat and breeches are actually from an earlier uniform dating from the end of the Revolutionary War. The coat is slightly newer, dating from 1789.

Date Made: 1775-1797circa 1780

Associated Person: Washington, GeorgeTransfer: U.S. Patent Office

Subject: PresidentsRelated Event: American Revolution


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Military

Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.16150Accession Number: 13152Catalog Number: 16150

Object Name: breeches

Measurements: overall: 28 in x 37 in; 71.12 cm x 93.98 cm


Record Id: nmah_1199102

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