68th Annual Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment
December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Witness American History Come to Life!
Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.
The 68th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Friday, December 25, from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing begins at about 1 PM). Admission is free!
- Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at the intersection of Routes 532 and 32 (River Road) in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Directions can be found here. Parking will be clearly marked.
- Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to attend should call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.
- River crossings are contingent upon safe conditions for participants. However, if conditions do not allow for river crossing, ceremonies, speeches and commemorative activities still occur.
- For more colonial-era activities, the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton hosts reenactments of the Battle of Trenton and other celebrations during its annual Patriots Week festivities.
- Drones are not permitted at this event