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Juneteenth Celebration 2024

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in the Confederate states. It took until June 19, 1865 for Union troops to arrive in Galveston, Texas to enforce the proclamation and ensure the freedom of those people who were enslaved. Slavery as an institution did not end in the United States as a whole until the ratification of the 13th Amendment in December, 1865.

In honor of Juneteenth, Washington Crossing Historic Park will host several free special events and activities on Sunday, June 23 from 3 to 7 PM. We will educate visitors about the contributions of Black American soldiers during the Revolutionary War and Civil War as well as what Juneteenth is and why its legacy is so important today.


  • 3:00-4:00 PM lectures. Noah Lewis is a living historian and portrayer of “Ned Hector”, a black revolutionary war hero. He will be presenting on the contributions of Black Soldiers during the revolution. 1st Sgt Algernon Ward Jr. is a historical reenactor and portrayer of President of the 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops. He will be presenting on the contributions of black soldier’s during the Civil War, Juneteenth, and its legacy.
  • 4:00-5:00 PM living history
  • 5:00-7:00 PM concert

The Quake Band, a Philadelphia based, premier high energy dance band offering the finest in great live musical entertainment, will provide live music. Thank you to Bloomberg, who is once again our event sponsor.


June 23
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
(215) 493-4076


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