Events

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First Crossing Reenactment

DECEMBER 11

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.

The first crossing event will be held from 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.

During this event, hundreds of troops row across the river in uniform just as they do on Christmas Day. River crossings are contingent upon safe conditions for participants.

In addition, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village provide your family with a full day of fun and learning.

Local children’s book author Christine Carroll will sign copies of her latest book, The Winter Night That Changed The World, from 11 AM to 1 PM in the park gift shop. This book is geared toward children ages 4 to 9 and will be available for $14.95. A portion of each book sold will be donated to the non-profit Friends Of Washington Crossing Park.

Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

DECEMBER 25

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.

The 64th annual Christmas Day crossing will be held from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing at 1 PM). The Christmas Day crossing is free, and it is recommended that visitors arrive before 1 PM to ensure a good place along the viewing line.

River crossings are contingent upon safe conditions for participants. However, even if conditions do not allow for crossing, ceremonies, speeches and commemorative activities still occur.