Tour with the Curator: The Thompson-Neely House
Washington Crossing Historic Park’s 2019 Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 PM with a free guided tour of the Thompson-Neely House.
Park curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a guided tour of the house, which served as a temporary regimental army hospital during Washington’s winter campaign of 1776/1777. Ill and injured soldiers were brought to this home of the Thompson and Neely families for medical treatment and recovery.
Capacity is limited to the first 10 registrants. Registration opens June 1 and closes July 12 or when capacity is reached. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.
A young officer from Virginia named James Monroe, who was seriously injured during the First Battle of Trenton, convalesced at this site. In 1817, he became the fifth president of the United States.
Wounded with Monroe was William Washington, a distant cousin of the commander-in-chief. He too recovered at this location. Captain James Moore of the New York Artillery died here of camp fever on Christmas day and is buried on the property (in what is now the Soldiers Graves area), along with other men who died either in the encampment or battle.