Celebrate American Independence With Us!

May 19th, 2019 News and Events

Celebrate Independence Day by bringing the whole family back in time—to July 4, 1776! From July 4-6, the Friends of Washington Crossing Park will host a three-day celebration of our nation’s founding.

Thursday, July 4: Living History Day

Bring the kids to Washington Crossing Historic Park to watch living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour the buildings in the Historic Village, and see a military encampment from noon to 4 PM. A highlight of the day will be readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds from this event support educational and historical programming in the park.

Admission to the event, which will be held rain or shine, is $8 for adults age 12 and over; $4 for children ages 5-11; and free for those under 5.


Friday, July 5: Colonial Field Day and Free Tours

Round up your family or friends for a morning of spirited colonial competition! At Colonial Field Day on Friday, July 5 at 10 AM, you’ll be pitted against other groups in some of the most popular games and activities from the 18th century. This is a rain or shine event. Participation is free, but registration is required by calling 215-493-4076. 

The Friends of Washington Crossing Park will also offer free tours on July 5 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Guests are invited to take a free tour of the Historic Village or the Thompson-Neely House and Grist Mill, or enjoy free admission to Bowman’s Hill Tower. No registration is required. Tours are first come, first served.


July 6: Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show

This one-of-a-kind classic car show features only American, French, British and German classic cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War. The car show is set for 10 AM to 2 PM in the parking lot across the street and diagonal from the Visitor Center. This is a rain or shine event.

There’s no fee to attend as a spectator; registration is open for car owners who would like to participate.