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Washington Crossing Historic Park
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We visited the new Visitors Center on a Tues, when no public tours were given. There is not much to see inside. There is a movie, but we were not told about it. We only got to see it, I think, because we walked into the auditorium as it was being shown to a private tour group. We were even asked to leave the auditorium after the movie.

One of the postcards had a picture of replicas of the Durhams boats used to cross the Delaware, and when I asked where they were, we were told we couldn't see them because that was part of the tour.

I am sure there are very good tours, but be warned, if you go on a day when there are no tours, do not expect to see much. We were just passing though and visited here the only day we could and were disappointed in our visit. My advice is to check their website before you visit to see about tours.

Thank Linda N
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

History, duck feeding, biking, hiking along trails and fishing!Just don't eat at the patriot's crossing tavern it's terrible and overpriced ....This park is pretty cool all in all

Thank Mustangrockstar
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

This park is a short drive from the Inn at Lambertville. We were impressed with the knowledge base of our tour guide. The movie shown either before or after the tour wasn't too long for our gang. There was a guy dressed in as a Continental soldier who was also strolling around and could answer questions for free. The tour allowed access into some of the restored buildings.

Thank bvmeg
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

After reconstruction, the Visitor's Center recently reopened although more funding is needed for completion. The site of Washington's Crossing of the Delaware is truly a historic spot. Visit on Christmas Day for the Re-enactment of the Crossing. There are also special events throughout the year to showcase living in Colonial times and give a flavor of what it was like. If it's not a special event, there is very little to do, but it's a reasonable stop en route to New Hope or Princeton. The gift shop has a great collection of items including some unique, locally produced articles. Great views of the Delaware River too.

Thank nylady21
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stopped by the new visitor's center and decided to take the tour. Our tour guide, Tom, was incredible! He had so many personal stories to add to the information he gave because he grew up right by the crossing and was around for the first reenactments. The new theater was comfortable, the basic history of the film was good, but the tour was the best! I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys our American history.

Thank WhirledPeas
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