Bowman's Hill Tower, Washington Crossing

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Bowman's Hill Tower, 1930; also known as Bowman's Tower), is a 125ft stone tower located in Washington Crossing Historic Park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources & Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission. The tower was built on Bowman's Hill, which is on the dividing line between the Upper Makefield Township,and Solebury Township. The tower was erected in the 1930s as a memorial.
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  • From the top of the tower, there is an incredible view of the surrounding area! My dad, who is 79 did the climb with me. We stopped when needed. HE was in awe of the view!  more »
  • We had a bit of difficulty finding it but were so glad we did. My hubby has bad knees but thankfully the elevator was there and we only had to climb a short amount of steps near the top. Commanding vi...  more »
  • This tower has a commanding view of the surrounding area. When you consider what the militia could see from here it had to be helpful. Our visit was on a rainy day so we could not see what they could....  more »
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  • I am acrophobic but somehow managed to do the climb. We paid them $30 for our group but they should have paid me $1,000. We walked through the surrounding park for free. There's really nothing out here so avoid it unless you are a history buff. It's an easy drive to I-95. I prefer the Jersey side of the Delaware.
  • It was a magical day. Being up top of the hill the Tower is on allowed us a whole different experience. Hopped a squat in the wooded area with a blanket, some tunes & shared our outlook on life, love, humans & what our purpose should be. Just became one with the land, watching a dozen red tailed hawks play above us in the sky. With the overcast haze it looked like a painting came to life...it was majestic! Most beautiful day I’ve ever experienced. Clean bathroom/portapotties allowed us to spend the day there without having to deal with the hustle & bustle of crowded Main Street. There are also benches and bbq grills to cook on so u just need to bring charcoal & some grub to have a perfect picnic. We actually over stayed our welcome & had to be escorted by park police to unlock the gates & let us out! The officer was very nice & had a great demeanor to him. That was much appreciated considering we were just enjoying the land, that is for all of us. So just a heads up this particular area closes at 4:30pm (at least during the week). It’s not a typical from dawn till dusk area. The rest of the park is just not Bowman’s Tower. Check the local signs as u enter.
  • We had a great visit at Bowman's tower. We went with our 7 month old baby, whom we had to carry up the steps. The climb is very easy and fast and the view at the top is beautiful. You can really see the gorgeous essence of Bucks County from the tower, and it makes for some nice pictures. I recommend going during the fall, because the view of the autumn colors is very pretty.
  • best time to go is in the fall! it is stunning. walk bowman's wildlife reserve while you are at it, but only walk up to the tower from the wildlife reserve if you are willing to walk up a long/steep hill!
  • Very nice historic place to visit. Its a tower high enough to get a nice view. Watching Fall colors will be a nice idea. Also summer is a good time. Drive and climb to the tower is a adventure!
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