George Washington Slept Here with Eco-Photo Explorers
After the Revolutionary War ended on September 3, 1783, America found itself as a new country with new freedoms, new challenges, and a new President, George Washington. One of George Washington’s first acts as the new President was to come to Long Island to tour and thank those who had helped in the defeat of the British. This “Grand Tour” was carefully documented in Washington’s journal, but some of the places he visited have been lost in time. Eco-Photo Explorers will take us on a fascinating historical adventure as we trace the route of Washington’s tour. Along the way, we’ll share some stories about his visit and about his connections to this area, and uncover the places he visited. Washington’s tour of Long Island is part of the cultural and historical fabric of our island.