GW_Horse_Chestnut.jpg
 Statement pen created from George Washington Horse Chestnut wood

Statement pen created from George Washington Horse Chestnut wood

America's Historic Horse Chestnut Tree

The last of 13 Horse Chestnut Trees planted by George Washington at Fauquier Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia 

George Washington planted thirteen horse chestnut trees on Fauquier Street in downtown Fredericksburg -- one to represent each of the existing colonies. The trees provided shade for his mother and sister as they walked to and from each other's houses.

The last of these trees was reclaimed by Historical Woods of America. The wood has been re-purposed into beautiful writing instruments, knives and jewelry, all of which is available in our shop.

For more about the history and provenance of this tree, see the links below.