of authentic period tents
Welcome to the TENTSMITHS website, makers of
historical period tents. As
you look around this website you will discover that our line of
canvas tents are not for everyone. We carefully construct well
researched tents for museums, movies, re-enactors, and hunting
camps. We have performed this service for over twenty years and
are known for our historical accuracy and uncompromising attention
to detail. No-one, anywhere builds historic tents matching our
quality standards although our catalog of tents is used throughout
the industry as a research document. Our background is in engineering,
our passion is in research and our personalities obsessed with
perfectionism. We have built tents for such prestigious establishments
as the Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Valley
Forge and Fortress Louisbourg. The movie industry has used our
tents for "Last of the Mohicans", "Broken Chain",
"Major Payne", "Road to Wellville", "The
Crucible", A&E's "The Crossing", "The
Patriot", and "The Alamo".
You have found our site at a wonderful time in TENTSMITHS
For the first time, we have entered our busiest season with many
standard tents in stock for immediate delivery. Careful planning,
not higher construction speed, has allowed this to take place.
You will also find an ever growing collection of WWII tents not
available anywhere else. Our commitment to light weight expedition
tents is stronger than ever. Our no-compromise position on fabrics
and techniques produce tents able to weather any environment.
online catalog has been updated with many new color pictures.
If you do not see what you're looking for, please don't hesitate
to email us or give us
a call at the shop. We'll be more than happy to talk with you
and address your individual needs. All of our tents are quality
products made in Conway, New Hampshire.
Makers of historical period tents