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Bowman's Hill Tower

Address: 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Phone Number: 215-493-4076
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks

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Wellesley Island
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

$6/adult gains you entrance to either the elevator or stairs to the top of the tower. We needed to work off Thanksgiving indulgences and opted for the stairs. It was a relatively clear day and the 360' view was fabulous. The tower's history is less about Washington and more about the park employees. The gentlemen in the ticket booth will... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Starting when I was old enough to drive, back in 1956, I visited The Tower every few years until I began moving around the country and the world. Recently, I went back after a 30 year hiatus and what a change! First, I was delighted to find that an elevator had been added. The climb to the top was never... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Worth the trek up to the tippy top! It's breathtaking this time of year for the foliage. Definitely bring a camera!

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have been coming here since I was a little kid, and I mean little kid. The views are amazing and I can almost hear my uncles talking and laughing as I look out over the views. Fall is my favorite time to come here, but its great winter, spring or summer also.

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New Hope, PA
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264 reviews 264 reviews
83 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Located between New Hope and the Wash Xing Park, Bowman's Stone Tower commemorates the lookout hill Gen Washington used prior to launching his famous Xmas Eve Crossing of the Delaware River. Hike up and climb up the steps; wonderful long distance views of the valley.

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bucks county, pa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While this isn't actually a historic site it is close enough to them to make sure you visit it. The tower has a view of the surroundings that is beautiful year round but spectacular in the fall with the colorful foliage. There is now an elevator which makes the climb minimal except for the last 30 steps or so. Distaining... More 

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Mendham, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

123 steps up so good exercise.....pretty view but over and done quick....... It is worth the time as the view is really very pretty. If you are claustaphobic...not so good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

For a number of years I have driven by the entrance to this Pennsylvania Historic Site; however, have never stopped by to see it. Upon arrival to the site, I could not help but notice I was the only visitor. I think the reason is simple - people do not know about the site. The site is manned by one... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stunning views from top of tower. Admission fee $6 a person. I'd say it is worth it especially in the fall. Really did not explore park as it was getting late and wanted to check out other things in the area.

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Lake Grove, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Growing up in NJ summer was not summer unless you went to Bowman's tower and climbed to the top....the history is amazing but the park is more so...relaxing, fun, hiking trails and more ... take a picnic lunch and blanket and relax with a good book

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