Built in 1709, the Thompson House is one of the largest houses in the area. Doctor Samuel Thompson lived here from 1738 until his death in 1811. American Patriot, Farmer and Physician, Doctor Thompson was a prestigious member of the Setauket community, who treated many local residents. Described by his son, Benjamin Franklin Thompson, Dr. Thompson was “a gentleman of vigorous intellect, who by a long course of reading and reflection, acquired an extensive fund of useful knowledge” some of which he documented in an extensive diary from 1800-1801.
Participants explore and interpret diary excerpts; visit the new Doctor Thompson Healing Garden, and use mortar and pestles to make an actual herbal medical treatment.
Adult Fee: 10.00
Location: The Thompson House
Address: 91 North Country Road East Setauket NY 11733