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First Crossing Reenactment

December 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$4 – $8

Due to low water level on the Delaware River, we will be unable to launch our Durham boats for our first crossing on Sunday, December 10.


All other activities will still take place, including drills and demonstrations, tours of the Historic Village buildings, and commemorative speeches.

George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River and defeat of the Hessians in Trenton is considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Join fellow citizens from around the country on Sunday, December 10, 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.

In addition to the crossing reenactment, 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 December 25.

DATE: Sunday, December 10, 2017
TIME: 10 AM – 4 PM (actual crossing at 1 PM)
ADMISSION: $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five (proceeds support future park programs)

A limited number of VIP Patriot Passes are available for this event. A Patriot Pass provides event admission, a seat in an enclosed tent with great views of the reenactment, and complementary snacks and warm beverages. Patriot Passes are $50 and may be purchased by calling the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.


December 10, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$4 – $8
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Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States