Join us for “10 for the 10th”

February 8th, 2019 News and Events

The non-profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park was formed in 2009 to save the Christmas crossing reenactment in the wake of state budget cuts. This year, that hastily assembled group is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

“Over the last decade, that relatively small volunteer committee has evolved into a fully-functioning organization with 12 board members and a 15-person staff that helps support visitor services at the park, educational programs, and fundraising,” says Jennifer Martin, executive director of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. “To celebrate just how far we’ve come, we’re inviting our community to enjoy all the park has to offer.”

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Friends are hosting the following 10 free events at Washington Crossing Historic Park over the next 10 months.

George Washington’s Birthday Party

On Sunday, February 17, 10 AM-2 PM, General Washington will be celebrating his 287th birthday with lots of interactive, family-friendly activities, including period games and toys and blacksmith demonstrations. We’ll sing “Happy Birthday” to George and enjoy cake at 2 PM.

No registration required.

Colonial Crafts and Photo Booth

On Sunday, March 24, come dress the whole family in colonial-era clothing and pose for your next Facebook profile picture! Kids can also make a take-home craft. Advance registration is required. Limited to 30 children in each time slot (10 AM, 11 AM and noon).

To register, please call the park at 215-493-4076.

Seed-Planting Workshop

Kids will have the opportunity to plant seeds for heirloom lavender in pots of their own design on Sunday, April 28 at noon. Limited to 30 children.

To register, please call the park at 215-493-4076.

Music on the Riverbank

Looking for an excuse to get outside on a beautiful spring evening? On Saturday, May 25, pack a picnic and head down to the riverfront near the Visitor Center for a live jazz concert at 6 PM. We’ll move inside if it rains.

No registration required.

Yoga on the River

Grab a yoga mat and a bottle of water and enjoy a riverside yoga class led by Carolyn Neisser of Functionally Fit on Saturday, June 22, at 10 AM. All ability levels are welcome.

No registration required.

Colonial Field Day

Round up the kids or your more athletic friends for a morning of spirited competition on Friday, July 5 at 10 AM. You’ll be pitted against other families in some of the most popular games from the 18th century. This is a rain or shine event.

To register your group, please call the park at 215-493-4076.

Bark in the Park

Dog lovers unite! Throw a leash on your furry friend on Saturday, August 17 and join us for a mile-long stroll through the park and other pet-friendly activities starting at 10 AM. This is a rain or shine event.

No registration required. 

Stargazing at Bowman’s Hill Tower

On Saturday, September 28, peer through a telescope atop what may be one of the best vantage points for stargazing in all of Bucks County. Telescopes will be provided. The rain/cloud date is October 5.

To register for a 15-minute viewing period (starting at 7:30 PM), please call the park at 215-493-4076.

Village Lantern Tours

On Friday, October 18, our tour guides will be equipped with lanterns and the Historic Village buildings will be candlelit, creating a magical fall sight. This is a rain or shine event.

To register for one of three tours at 7, 8, or 9 PM, please call the park at 215-493-4076. 

Waffles with Washington

The rumors about the General’s wooden teeth have been exaggerated. Don’t believe us? Join him in chowing down on a stack of waffles on Saturday, November 16 at 10 AM. Limited to 50 people.

To register, please call the park at 215-493-4076.