French and Indian War 250 Clothing | George Washington | The War That Made America | Forbes Trail

This line of French and Indian War merchandise was developed to honor the commemoration that marks the 250th anniversary of this conflict. Royalties from the sale of this product benefit French and Indian War 250, Inc., which provides marketing and programmatic resources to support the commemoration of the French and Indian War at historic sites throughout the country.

George Washington

George Washington Remembers DVD
With the highest regard for historical accuracy, filmmaker Peter Argentine created this dramatic high-definition video to accompany the traveling exhibition George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French & Indian War.

Included is extra footage showing behind-the-scenes filming, the restoration process of a historic document, and test-firing of muskets on a Fort Necessity-style stockade.

This exciting film was shot in western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands and was the winner of the Silver Hugo Award at the 2004 Chicago International Film Festival. Retail $12.95


George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War
Edited by Fred Anderson.
In 1786, George Washington wrote a rare autobiographical account of his service in the French and Indian War. In these eleven pages, Washington relates the compelling narrative of his experiences during the war, including a striking account of the friendly-fire incident at Fort Ligonier in 1758 that "...involved the life of GW in as much jeopardy as it had ever been before or since...".

George Washington Remembers presents for the first time in print this extraordinary account that offers a very personal glimpse of a self-reflective leader seldom seen in Washington's other writings. The reproduction is accompanied by an annotated transcription of the piece and original essays that place the work in the context of the French and Indian War and Washington's life.

Lavishly illustrated, this remarkable book is essential for all interested in George Washington and our nation's founding period. Available in bookstores and museum gift shops.
Retail $35.00


Becoming George Washington:
A CD-ROM Education Kit with Teacher’s Resource Guide

Grades 4 through 12

Walk with your students in the steps of the young George Washington, surveyor and soldier.

Most Americans have little knowledge or understanding of the young Washington who came before the iconic figure. Yet, many of the characteristics associated with Washington the Founding Father – brave, heroic, wise, inventive, smart, wealthy, ambitious – are also associated with him as a young adult. In Becoming George Washington, students will understand the innate qualities and life experiences that helped Washington grow from a novice surveyor to a great officer, statesman, and visionary entrepreneur.

The Education Kit consists of a 32-page spiral-bound Teacher’s Resource Guide with an accompanying CD-ROM. The CD-ROM includes:

  • Teacher’s Resource Guide (a duplicate of the bound guide)
  • Student Resource Pages and Answer Key (20 student handout pages)
  • Image Gallery (4 maps, 11 images)
  • George Washington’s Remarks – Original Manuscript and Transcription
  • Interactive Learning Journey: Exploring the French and Indian War
  • Additional Resources

Becoming George Washington, published by French and Indian War 250, Inc. in 2005, provides elementary, middle, and high school teachers and their students with an opportunity to take a fresh look at George Washington. The curriculum is based on Washington's own writings, including his "Remarks," the rare 11-page manuscript in which he recounts his French and Indian War experiences. Teaching strategies and resources – including primary source documents, images, maps, and an interactive CD-ROM – will guide exploration of how Washington's experiences as a young man influenced the man he became.

This curriculum resource was made possible by The Grable Foundation and by the U.S. Department of Education.
Retail $15.00


French & Indian War Lapel Pin

Retail $3.00


French & Indian War Imprinted Leather Bookmark

Retail $3.00


Guide Book

New Forbes Trail Guidebook

Pennsylvania’s Forbes Trail: Gateways and Getaways along the Legendary Route from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. From the dramatic story of the Forbes Expedition to more than 40 themed tours, featured activities, and lodging and dining tips, this beautifully illustrated guide puts you on the Forbes Trail, then and now.
Retail $18.95


Forbes Trail Static Window Cling

Retail $1.00



Forbes Trail Medallion

This limited edition 3 inch brass medallion replicates the bronze marker (shown here) specially designed and cast for Pittsburgh’s 250th, and presented to key French and Indian War sites commemorating the 1758 expedition of British General John Forbes across Pennsylvania. Permanent markers, 30 inches in diameter and weighing 80 lbs., will be installed in Pittsburgh, Ligonier, Bedford, Carlisle and Dunfermline, Scotland, birthplace of Forbes.
Retail $30.00



French and Indian War 250 Clothing

French and Indian War 250 merchandise can be purchased at many museum shops, and during many French and Indian War seminars and conferences. You can also purchase merchandise by placing a phone, mail or online order through one of the sites below.

French and Indian War 250 Polo Shirts
Sand and Navy
Retail $28.00


French and Indian War 250 Ball Caps
Sand and Navy
Retail $14.00



French and Indian War 250 Pack & Go Pullover
Forest Green
Retail $40.00






French and Indian War 250 T-Shirt
Ash Grey
Retail $10.00







A new line of "Forbes Trail" clothing has been added including T-shirt, sweatshirt, polo and long sleeve button down.
Click here to order.








The War That Made America

Retail orders
    Price - $39.99 DVD; $34.99 VHS
    Visit WQED’s online gift shop to order.

Wholesale orders
    Contact the PBS Video Sales
    Department to establish an account
    and eligibility for discount.
    Phone: (703) 739-7525

    Contact the GSI department to place
    Fax: (866) 274-9042

Music Soundtrack - CD
Retail orders
    Price - $17.00
    Visit WQED’s online gift shop to order.

Wholesale orders:
    Valley Entertainment
    Phone: (212) 580-9200, x. 10

Retail orders
    Price - $25.95 hardback
    Visit WQED’s online gift shop to order.

Wholesale orders:
    Phone: (212) 366-2612
    Fax: (212) 366-2679



Audio Book
Retail orders
    Price - $34.99 CD; $22.99 MP3
    Visit WQED’s online gift shop to order.

Wholesale orders:
    Tantor Media
    Phone: (877) 782-6867 ext. 24

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Historic Sites with Gift Shops

Bushy Run Battlefield
Route 993
Jeannette, Pennsylvania 15644
Visit the Online Store.

Fort Pitt
101 Commonwealth Place
Point State Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Ph. 412-281-9284 to place a mail order.
Visit the Bastion Gift Shop.

Bastion Gift Shop is open Wednesday–Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
One Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437
Ph. 724-329-5512 or 724-329-5805, Pennsylvania Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) 800-654-5984, or Fax 724-329-8682 to place a phone order.

The museum and gift shop are open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.
The park is closed Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and George Washington's Birthday. The Visitor’s Center is closed on Sunday and Monday through the winter months.

New Hampshire
The Fort At No. 4

267 Springfield Road, Rte. 11
Charlestown, NH 03603
Ph. 603-826-5700; Fax 603-826-3368
Visit the Online Store.

The gift shop is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct.–May; and 10 a.m.–5 p.m., June-Oct. Phone, fax, e-mail or web site orders are accepted with credit card (Mastercard and Visa) or mail orders accompanied by a check.

New York
Fort Ticonderoga

P.O. Box 390
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Ph. 518-585-2821; Fax 518-585-2210
Mail orders accepted.

The Shops at Mount Vernon

C/O Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association
P.O. Box 110
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Ph. 703-799-8691; Fax 703-799-5237
Visit the Online Store.

The Shops at Mount Vernon are open daily, March–October 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., November–February 9:00 am.–5:00 pm.

Wholesale orders: Museum shops and historical organizations are encouraged to carry French and Indian War 250 merchandise. Click here for information on how to place a clothing wholesale order.


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