Washington Crossing Historic Park

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Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The 500-acre Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) hosts thousands of visitors every year, from local schoolchildren to visitors from around the world, 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 and maintaining the revolutionary spirit that would lead to independence for the United States. But Washington Crossing Historic Park represents much more than a single event. Restored Colonial buildings in the park, such as the Thompson-Neely House and McConkey Ferry Inn, give many clues about living conditions during the Revolutionary era. Later, homes and shops reveal how 19th-century rural Pennsylvanians lived and worked. Among them are the home of a prosperous merchant, a village general store, and homes for skilled artisans. The park also contains Bowman's Hill Tower, Revolutionary War soldiers' graves, stone memorials, picnic pavilions and historic collections.
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Mont510
Bordentown, NJ13 contributions
Dec 2021
I have read numerous books about Washington crossing the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton; however, The Ten Crucial Days tour really gave me an in depth look at the exact route that Washington and his troops took and the terrible conditions that they endured. It is a full day narrated bus tour with stops and getting out to view places both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This informative tour was probably the best historical tour that I've ever taken. Be sure to wear warm clothing and comfortable footwear. Some of the areas visited are open fields and the wind just blows through. Lunch was included and was very good.
Written December 24, 2021
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Roy Z
1 contribution
Dec 2021
The "Traversing the Ten Crucial Days" bus tour was one of the most informative, well-documented tours I have ever enjoyed. It traced the conditions of the Continental Army from December 25 to January 3, clearly explaining the complex conditions faced by Washington and the troops, and touring the actual battle sites. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to learn about the bravery of our army and General Washington's political and military expertise. Well done!
Written December 20, 2021
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY178 contributions
Aug 2021
Located right across from the New Jersey side, this park includes McConkey's ferry where George Washington started his historic crossing of the Delaware. A beautiful visitor's center along with several old buildings and exhibits. There's a walkable bridge that allows you to cross over from the New Jersey side.
Written September 20, 2021
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Regan H
4 contributions
Sep 2021
We signed up for a tour to guide us through the park. Our tour guide - Katherine (sp?) - was a wealth of information. She gave us so many facts about the crossing, the events surrounding the crossing, and the events after the crossing that we were entranced for the entire tour. There was some flooding in the area before we arrived and the buildings are undergoing restoration, so some areas were closed. We completely understand the reasons we couldn't have access to some areas. We now view the crossing in a different way. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Guy at the gift shop was also very helpful.
Written September 17, 2021
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Anon8815
Trenton, NJ484 contributions
Jun 2021
One of my favorite parks. Always something new to explore. Many free guided hikes. Check out meetup to learn about more of their free stuff. Just make sure to wear but spray to prevent ticks, especially on Goat Hill Overlook.
Written June 26, 2021
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deech27
New York City, NY4 contributions
May 2021
This was a really great tour. The tour guide was great and she was definitely an expert in the field and answered all questions fully and succinctly. Well worth it if you're coming out this way. And at least when we went in May, they had excellent covid protocols in place.
Written June 11, 2021
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Reine H.
6 contributions
May 2021 • Family
The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. She answered our questions as well. You watch a video in the beginning and that gives a lot of info too. The exhibit of artifacts was also neat to see.
Written May 23, 2021
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jnypa291
Staten Island, NY66 contributions
Jan 2021
This historic site is simple but evocative. It was worth the trip with my young kids, who enjoyed the historic atmosphere and the hiking.
Written January 21, 2021
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windsgroup
Monroe, NJ770 contributions
Nov 2020
We were driving through the rural roads of NJ and easter PA when we discovered this place. It was so open and historic. Parking was easy and the grounds were astonishing. Just looking at the architecture and history of yesteryear made me feel nostalgic. So many people visited during our time there, History seemed so relevant and it made me proud to be an American.
Written November 9, 2020
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,669 contributions
Sep 2020
My wife and I visited Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania in September 2020. I walked around as it was a very nice day. The view of the Delaware River was beautiful. I found a stone marker which marks the exact place where General George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. I visited the Visitor Center which had a book and gift shop, some paintings and a historical exhibit on General Washington crossing the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Princeton. These are referred to as the "ten crucial days". Finally, I saw a replica of General Washington's boat. A very interesting visit all in all.
Written September 27, 2020
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Washington Crossing Historic Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM