Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing
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The 500-acre Washington Crossing Historic Park hosts thousands of visitors every year who come to see the point from which a battered and dispirited American army launched a counterattack that reversed its long losing streak, preserving its will to fight.A visit to Washington Crossing Historic Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Washington Crossing day trip planner to plot your vacation.
The park also contains restored colonial buildings, Bowman’s Hill Tower, Revolutionary War soldiers’ graves, stone memorials, picnic pavilions and historic collections.
The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of the Historic Village are 10 AM - 4 PM.
Single site admission is $6 and combo tickets are $11. Tickets may be purchased at any of the three locations.
The recreational areas of the Park are open for use from dawn to dusk all year, weather permitting.
Tours and programs are sponsored by the non-profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Washington Crossing Historic Park Reviews
Loved it. Beautiful spring day. Walk along the Delaware and imagine such a feat our founding fathers had. Enjoy all the history. We had a great time and got an amazing tour more »
One can show respect here to the decision George Washington made here so many years ago and what the brave man of his army did. Also my respect goes to the staff who is working in the center and the o... more »
This is great place to review the historic past. If you go in the winter you can watch a reenactment of Washington Crossing the delaware. You can also visit McConkeys Ferry where General Washington Em... more »
Washington’s crossing of the Delaware river is a historical miracle set in our minds as children. Everything about the story captives a persons mind, no matter what their age, so seeing the spot of the crossing in person is just incredible. The re-enactments held really bring it to life so check in for those dates on their website, but let’s get to the site itself. As you cross over from the New Jersey to Pennsylvania side of the park, you will be on a bridge that may make you fear for your life if you’re claustrophobic. Once you cross it, it’s like you’ve crossed over into the 1770s. The historic park is filled with preserved buildings. Make your first stop the visitor center, which exceeds all standards for a historic site visitor center. There are clean restrooms, a theater with a film on the Delaware (it isn’t great, Id skip if if you know the story), the most helpful and friendly docents around, and a great gift shop. You can opt to take an hour tour for a small fee or explore the site on your own. The visitor center has a granite marker at the spot of the crossing, some colonial homes and a boat house within walking distance. From there you can drive over to the other significant locations that are part of the park like Bowman’s tower and most importantly the small cemetery where soldiers who died are interred. This is a great spot for revolutionary war fans but also history fans in general. It makes a surprise victory, a change in war tactics, and has a great family atmosphere.
The Nature Center is great. The ranger/docent took time to show the kids the turtle and the snake and talk to them. Very informative displays. Great birdwatching setup too.
Washington Crossing has nice Pathways to walk along the river you can see all the houses that were built during Washington's time and used before the Crossing. In the visitor center they just redid the gallery it's beautiful in there. There is tents in there so the children can see how it was during those days. It was a very interesting day.
It has a lot of space for parking and you could spend probably 2-3 hours on site. Helpful and knowledgeable history staff. Definitely check out leather battle maps
Decent hiking trails! They get muddy but which don't. You can even use them to cross over to baldpate mountain if you want a longer hike.
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