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Box 1748 Conway, NH 03818
Phone: (603) 447-2344 Fax: (603) 447-8377

Welcome to Tentsmiths — Makers of authentic period tents

Please note*   Our office is closed until December 4th. The shop is still busily building tents but phones will be answered sporadically and emails will not have replies until the 4th.

Please also note***   From December 4th until January 12th, 2018 we will be honoring existing website pricing. (Order your tents and specify a delivery date.) Starting January 15th, 2018 all of our canvas pricing will be increasing.

You have probably arrived here after listening to Tentsmiths tent owners extolling their tent’s virtues and suggesting you look no further. Or you placed “highest quality, historic, replicated tent” into the search engines and Tentsmiths kept leaping to the top of the listings. Or, somehow, you were surfing for something completely different and fate brought you here and you can’t turn away… these things are just too cool. We know, we build them, every one of them. Tentsmiths has been building tents for thirty-six years and each one is hand built right here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire by elves. Ok, that’s not true, but they are cut out and built one at a time for each order and each client with all of the client’s wishes and parameters taken into account.

At Tentsmiths we carefully construct well researched tents for museums, movies, reenactors, safari/ hunting camps and more. We even build homes. Some of our tents have been used for years by folks unwilling to accept hard walls for a home, while others have taken the trip to Haiti to house families whose walls no longer stand. We’re known for our historical accuracy and uncompromising attention to structural detail. Our catalog is used throughout the industry as a research document. Yes, other companies try to copy us but it is our background in engineering, our passion for research and our personalities obsessed with perfectionism that separate Tentsmiths tents from any other. Over the years we have been contracted to build tents for such prestigious, historic establishments as the Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Valley Forge, Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation and more. We’ve even spent time in white gloves inspecting, measuring, observing and then replicating George Washington’s original dining marquee for Yorktown and the National Park Service. Most recently we worked with the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia inspecting, measuring and then constructing a linen support system for GW’s other marquee, his sleeping tent. This tent is now the centerpiece of that beautiful museum!

While it says a great deal about our attention to historic detail it’s movies and tv that give us the most colorful exposure. From “Last of the Mohicans” and “The Patriot” to the series “John Adams”, “Turn” and “Once Upon a Time”. we have been selected to replicate the canvas for the time periods and “feel” the set dressers are looking for. Tentsmiths is known in the movie industry as a company that gets it done right, on time and on budget. Unique in the movie production world.

Last, and certainly most, are the many reenactors we have housed in the last thirty-six years. From the Viking era through the Middle Ages and into World War II, we have researched and built strong, long lasting tents that set the stage and cover the fields at all historic events in this country and around the world.

Our clients are doing it all and Tentsmiths has been providing historic structures to show off their personas and keep them weatherproof.

Please look through our offerings on these pages. We look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you in the future.

TENTSMITHS / CONWAY, N.H.
Makers of historical period tents
contact us ~~~ info@tentsmiths.com
phone 603-447-2344 fax 603-447-8377

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