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Capture the Park Photo Contest

OCTOBER 1 - 31

While you’re visiting Washington Crossing Historic Park in October, snap a photo that captures the essence of fall for a chance to see your photo on display in our Visitor Center. You could even win a $50 gift certificate to the Washington Crossing Inn.

Photos must be taken between October 1 and 31, 2016.

Be sure to read the contest rules and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your entry!

Autumn Encampment & Market


Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

During the Autumn Encampment & Market, colonial townspeople will gather at their marketplace to sell their wares while soldiers assemble to drill 18th-century military tactics.

Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts and music. Visitors can also shop at the park’s modern gift shop to buy a variety of local crafts, art and other goods.

Admission to the Autumn Encampment & Market is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. Attendees also receive free admission to the Thompson-Neely House and Bowman’s Hill Tower that day.

This event will be held rain or shine.

Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at the intersection of Routes 32 and 532. Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076.

First Crossing Reenactment


The First Crossing event will be held 10 AM to 4 PM (actual crossing at 1 PM). Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. All proceeds support future park programs, including the Christmas Day Crossing on December 25, 2016.

Join fellow citizens from around the country for a Bucks County tradition featuring several hundred reenactors clad in Continental military dress and George Washington himself. Listen as General Washington delivers an inspiring speech and then leads his troops across the river in replica Durham boats.

During the first crossing event, hundreds of troops row across the river in uniform just as they do on Christmas Day. In addition, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village provide your family with a full day of fun and learning. A great way to see the reenactment if you can’t make it on Christmas!