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7th Annual Washington Crossing Brewfest


Beer lovers rejoice! The 7th annual Washington Crossing Brewfest, proudly supported by First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown, will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA).

The event features sampling of 130 beers from more than 60 national and regional breweries, live music, and multiple food vendors.

Wetlands Walk

MAY 13

Join us for a walk around the lagoon and learn about this unique type of environment with Katie Scott, the park’s environmental educator. Observe some of the wildlife that makes their home in the lagoon and learn the important role that wetlands play in the ecosystem and in managing our water resources.

The walk will be held from 1 to 2 PM on Saturday, May 13. Please meet at the parking lot off Route 532 in the Lower Park.

Sheep-To-Shawl Day

MAY 20

The public is invited to the Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday, May 20, from 10 AM to 2 PM for the annual sheep shearing event.

Attendees can see sheep being shorn of their winter wool coats and then try their hand at the many steps it takes to turn the fleece into clothing.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. Parking is free, and this event is held rain or shine. Advance registration is required for groups of 15 or more people. To register, please call 215-493-4076.

Family Fishing Program

MAY 27

Family Fishing Programs are designed for families who are new to fishing. Join us on Saturday, May 27, from 9 AM to noon for this unique program sponsored by the state’s Fish and Boat Commission.

This Family Fishing Program will begin with hands-on instruction. After, you and your family can spend time fishing on your own, with park staff available to assist. No fishing licenses required!

Please bring your own bait, including earthworms, mealworms, artificial bait, cheese or corn. All other equipment will be provided.

Space is limited. Please register online before the program. Further information will be provided after registration.

Just for Kids: Reptiles and Amphibians

MAY 27

Bring the kids to learn about our local “herps” (the reptiles and amphibians who call Washington Crossing home) on Saturday, May 27, from 2 to 3 PM. We’ll read a story, play a game, and take a walk to the pond to try to spot some of these special creatures in their natural habitat.

Please meet at the picnic area across from the General Greene Pavilion in the Lower Park.

Towpath Bike Ride

MAY 28

Bring your bikes to the park on Sunday, May 28, at 11:30 AM for an easy ride on the canal towpath. We’ll bike from the Lower Park to the Soldier’s Graves, a little over 4 miles each way.

Along the way, learn the history of the canal and how it affected the history of the area.

Once we arrive at the graves, bikers may choose to ride back to the Lower Park, tour the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead ($6 per person), or attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the graves beginning at 1 PM.

After the ceremony, park staff will lead a guided ride back to the Lower Park.

Please meet at the parking lot off Route 532. Online registration is required.

Memorial Day Observance

MAY 28

The park’s annual Memorial Day observance will be held Sunday, May 28 starting at 1 PM at the gravesite of Continental soldiers. The event is free and open to the public.

The observation will include Revolutionary War reenactors, veterans, and other honored guests. During the event, American flags will be placed on the graves.

The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. Although no Americans were killed during the Delaware River crossing and the First Battle of Trenton, some soldiers succumbed to exposure, disease or previous injuries.

The gravesite is located near the park’s Thompson-Neely House, about two miles south of New Hope at the intersection of Route 32 and Aquetong Rd.

Intro to Kayaking

MAY 29

Learn beginner paddling skills while kayaking on the lagoon at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Monday, May 29, from 10 AM to noon.

Kayaks, paddles, and flotation devices will be provided. This program is intended for ages 10 and older. Meet at the parking lot off Route 532 in the Lower Park.

There is a $5 per person fee for this program. Please click here to register.