We can imagine the activity surrounding General Washington's tent, reproduced here with furniture and trunks that must have been in the real thing. We imagine the excitement of decoding a masked message from a spy. We imagine the gruesome conditions that must have accompanied the surgeon's tools.
If we're not careful, we will see only the romanticized version of this place. We might fail to see the ugliness that comes along with it - enslavement, blood, and tears, as well as the sweat of anticipation as the soldiers blow through this location on their ways to the British fort and redoubts, nearby, in hopes of turning the world upside down in a decisive battle with British forces that will decide the future fate of the Revolution.