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November 2022

Tuesday Morning Healthy Hike

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! On Tuesday, November 29 from 10 to 11:30 AM, wake up early and join the Park Naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike along the trails of WCHP. Please keep in mind that these hikes are intended to maintain a quick hiking pace. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov

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December 2022

“Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” Bus Tour

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take a ride through history on the “Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” bus tour! You’ll spend the day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements that followed at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between from December 26, 1776 through January 3, 1777. This public bus tour will be offered on will be offered on December 4th and December 10th, 2022 and January 7th, 2023 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The tour begins and ends at Washington Crossing, PA. Historical interpreters Roger Williams and Larry Kidder will tell the remarkable story of the…

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Lecture – Who Was Here?

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

The American Revolution was fought by a diverse group of people covering all ranks of society. From privates to generals, and those who supported the army, many of these patriot's stories have gone untold. Join museum curator Kimberly McCarty as she highlights some of the individuals who participated in Washington's legendary crossing of the Delaware on December 25, 1776. This event will be held in-person in the Visitor Center Auditorium. It will also be live-streamed over Zoom. If COVID restrictions are required, it will be changed entirely to virtual. Registrants will be notified of changes. Registration is required. Register on…

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“Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” Bus Tour

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take a ride through history on the “Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” bus tour! You’ll spend the day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements that followed at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between from December 26, 1776 through January 3, 1777. This public bus tour will be offered on will be offered on December 4th and December 10th, 2022 and January 7th, 2023 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The tour begins and ends at Washington Crossing, PA. Historical interpreters Roger Williams and Larry Kidder will tell the remarkable story of the…

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Saturday Healthy Hike

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! On Saturday, December 10 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike along the trails of WCHP. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

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First Crossing of 2022

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

  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 first opportunity to witness the reenactment is Sunday, December 11, from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Historic Village. The actual crossing begins at approximately 1 PM. In addition to the crossing reenactment,…

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December Book Club: The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man

December 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, December 19, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Availability of this title is limited. The park gift shop is offering a 25% discount for the book to book club participants. Please contact the park for information. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: The Revolutionary…

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Christmas Bird Count

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Calling birders of all experience levels! The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the perfect way to spend time outdoors! The CBC is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, performed annually in the winter by volunteer birdwatchers. On Wednesday, December 21 from 9 AM to noon, team up with the Park Naturalist for a morning of observation throughout WCHP and help count our avian friends! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

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70th Annual Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

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 70th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Sunday, December 25, from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing begins at about 1 PM). Admission is free! Can’t attend on Christmas? Learn more about the First Crossing of 2022 on…

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Last Night Hike

December 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Join the Park Naturalist on Friday, December 30 from 5 to 6 PM for one last hike of 2022! On this 2 mile hike we will explore the forest after dark and listen for owls. Flashlights with red filters are encouraged as we will hike the trail in the dark.  This hike is geared to adults and older children who are capable of walking alone in the dark. To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

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