George Washington's Camp Bed, 1775-1780


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

George Washington carried folding beds, tents, eating utensils, and other equipment to use while encamped on the field with his troops during the Revolutionary War. Washington likely used this bed when he traveled from his Newburgh, New York, headquarters in July 1783 -- as the war was winding down -- to tour upstate New York and the military installations located there.


  • Title: George Washington's Camp Bed, 1775-1780
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1775/1780
  • Location: United States, New England, United States, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Washington, George, 1732-1799, Gansevoort, Peter, 1749-1812, Gansevoort family, Army camps, United States presidents, Folding beds, Cots, Camp furniture
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=35533
  • Object Name: Camp bed
  • Object ID: 29.483.3
  • Image ID: THF13451
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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