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Light Art Display on the Delaware River

September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The public is invited to witness a free, once-in-a-lifetime display of General Washington’s daring crossing of the Delaware River on Saturday, September 16 at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA).

Beginning shortly after 7PM, world-renowned Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter (pictured) and his team of lighting experts will project an array of images of the Crossing onto an 80-by-30-foot “water shield” created by a pump that will be carried out into the river aboard one of the park’s Durham boats. This giant curtain of water will last for approximately one hour and music will accompany the show. Spectators may bring their own blankets and chairs to watch from the riverbank.

Washington Crossing Historic Park is Hofstetter’s first stop on a three-year Light Art Grand Tour across the United States. The team will visit one site in each state, making Washington Crossing Historic Park the only Pennsylvania site on the tour.

The event is free to the public, but a limited number of tickets are available for admission to an elevated VIP tent that will be open throughout the show. The $35 tickets include light refreshments and the chance to meet the artist. Tickets for the VIP tent may be purchased at the Visitor Center or by calling the park at 215-493-4076.

This event is contingent upon safe river conditions for the crew.


September 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States