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December 2021

Saturday Healthy Hike

December 11 @ 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 11 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2.5 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 2021

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 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 12, from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park's Historic Village. The actual crossing begins at approximately 1 PM. In addition to the crossing reenactment, special…

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“Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” Bus Tour

December 18 @ 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 December 5, December 18, and December 21 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 10 days that breathed crucial new life…

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December Book Club: Surviving the Winters

December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The December meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, December 20 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will begin discussion of the book club's next selection, Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution by Steven Elliott.  Participants should be prepared to discuss the introduction through chapter two. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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“Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” Bus Tour

December 21 @ 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 December 5, December 18, and December 21 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 10 days that breathed crucial new life…

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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 Tuesday, December 21 from 9:00 AM-noon, team up with the Park Naturalist for a morning of observation throughout WCHP and help count our avian friends! Can’t make the program? No worries! Check out our Bird Bingo card below. This is a great way to begin your birding adventures at home on your own time. The bird bingo card…

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69th Annual Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

  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 69th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Saturday, 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…

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Last Night Hike!

December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Join the Park Naturalist for one last hike of 2021 on Friday, December 31 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM! 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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January 2022

January Book Club: Surviving the Winters

January 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The January 2022 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, January 18 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will continue the club's discussion of Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution by Steven Elliott. Participants should be prepared to discuss chapters three through five. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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February 2022

February Book Club: Surviving the Winters

February 22, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The February 2022 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will continue the club's discussion of Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution by Steven Elliott. Participants should be prepared to discuss chapters six and seven. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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