Washington's farewell at Fraunces Tavern


The State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania

The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members.

The Society began as a way to maintain brotherly affection among past military comrades and render mutual assistance to those who needed it. As the Original Members died off, the Society became focused on remembering the reasons for the American Revolution and the sacrifices it demanded of those who fought in it.