Founding Fathers Dinner I.

On July 10, 1790, George Washington dined at the Mansion with members of his cabinet. Guests at the table included two future Presidents of the United States, the Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of War. Place your mouse over the image below to learn more about the participants.

Secretary of State

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was the first Secretary of State and would become the second vice-president and third president of the United States.

Secretary of the Treasury

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton served as aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War and became the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.


John Adams

John Adams was the first vice-president and second president of the United States. He was also the father of the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams.


George Washington

George Washington led the victory over the British in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the writers of the U.S. Constitution and was the first President of the United States.

Secretary of War

Henry Knox

Henry Knox served as an officer during the Revolutionary War. He became the first United States Secretary of War.