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Washington's 285th Birthday Party


Come celebrate George Washington’s 285th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Admission is just $1.

During the day, buildings in the historic village will be open and various children’s activities will be offered. Children are encouraged to bring homemade birthday cards to present to General Washington.

At 1 p.m., visitors will gather in the park’s visitor center to sing Happy Birthday to George and enjoy cake that he will cut with his sword.

Free Lecture with Canal Tender and Photographer


Join local photographer and canal tender Carole Mebus on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center as she shares her “once-in-a-lifetime” images captured along the Delaware Canal.

Mebus, a Raubsville resident and photographer by hobby, has been featured in the Bucks County Herald and on the Friends of the Delaware Canal’s website and social media. Her shots range from a once-in-a-lifetime photo of a bald eagle and heron encounter to a camelback bridge after a snowfall.

At this free public event, she will present her favorite images and share the stories behind the photographs. Don’t miss this chance to see the diverse habitat along the canal and its surroundings!

For more information about this program and other Friends’ activities, email or visit

Berry Basket Workshop


Berry baskets were used during the late 19th century to transport strawberries from the fields of New Jersey to the restaurants of New York City. Designed to hold individual servings of berries, the baskets were traditionally handwoven of oak or hickory splints and were made on farms during the cold winter months.

If you’re lucky, you can still find original berry baskets at antique shops. Or, you could make your own at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday, March 25, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

During our Berry Basket Weaving Workshop, participants will weave a reed basket over a wooden mold, attach the handle to the basket with copper nails, and lash the rims with ash. Students will leave the workshop with two completed baskets. All tools and materials will be provided by the instructor.

The workshop fee is $50 per person. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. Class size is limited to the first 12 people.

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.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 1 at a special two-week-only price of $40. After Feb. 14, the price increases to $45. Tickets will be sold at and the park Visitor Center.

Get your tickets early because this event is a guaranteed sell-out.

Sign up for a ticket email or text message reminder through etix and stay up-to-date on the latest news about the brewfest on the Brewfest’s Facebook page.