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July 2019

Wine on the Waterfront

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$35

Wine on the Waterfront returns to the banks of the Delaware River at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Saturday, July 27, from noon to 4 PM. The event will feature live jazz music and 1-ounce tastes of more than 40 varieties of wine from Pennsylvania wineries, including: Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery Crossing Vineyards & Winery Chaddsford Winery Grace Winery Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery Rebel Hive Meadery Sand Castle Winery Wayvine Winery & Vineyard Food and wine (bottles and cases) will be available for…

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August 2019

Tour with the Curator: McConkey’s Ferry Inn

August 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park’s 2019 Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, August 11 at 1:30 PM with a free guided tour of McConkey's Ferry Inn in the Historic Village. Park curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a guided tour of the building. From McConkey’s Ferry on December 25, 1776, hours before the crossing, Washington wrote to Colonel Cadwalader: “I am determined as the night is favorable to cross the River...” Capacity is limited to the first 15 registrants. Registration opens July 1 and closes August 9 or when capacity is reached. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. The…

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You Point, We Pick

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Are you interested in farm-fresh, organic food and herbs? Our historically accurate gardens are bursting with produce, herbs, and flowers that need to be used! You Point, We Pick Dates Monday, July 8, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens Monday, August 12, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, September 9, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens On the dates above, drop by the designated garden between 5:00 and 6:30 PM. You can point out anything you'd like to take home, and our historic horticulturalists will pick it for you…

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Bark in the Park

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Dog lovers unite! On August 17 at 10 AM, throw a leash on your four-legged friend and join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park for a mile-long group walk through the park. Each pooch will also receive a mini tri-corner hat to wear. No registration is required, and this is a rain or shine event. Sponsored by Washington Crossing Animal Hospital 1240 General Washington Memorial Blvd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977 The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in 2009 to save the crossing reenactment in the wake of state budget cuts, is turning 10. In honor of the anniversary,…

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August Book Club Meeting: Following the Drum

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The August meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, August 19, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters 7 through the Appendix in Following the Drum:  Women at the Valley Forge Encampment by Nancy K. Loane. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.

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September 2019

You Point, We Pick

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States

Are you interested in farm-fresh, organic food and herbs? Our historically accurate gardens are bursting with produce, herbs, and flowers that need to be used! You Point, We Pick Dates Monday, July 8, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens Monday, August 12, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, September 9, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens On the dates above, drop by the designated garden between 5:00 and 6:30 PM. You can point out anything you'd like to take home, and our historic horticulturalists will pick it for you…

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How Washington Taught Himself To Be a General

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Join Adrienne Harrison, PhD for a free lecture on how George Washington educated himself in the art of being a general...and then ignored the traditional rules of warfare in the attacks on Trenton and Princeton. This lecture will be accompanied by the first-time exhibition of a copy of one of the military manuals in Washington's personal library. His copy is currently in the collection of the Boston Anthenaeum. This lecture will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center. Registration opens August 1. Please call the park Visitor Center at (215) 493-4076…

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September Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The September meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, September 16, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the Introduction, Chapter One and Chapter Two in Standing In Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution by Judith L. Van Buskirk. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.

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Protected: Colonial Cocktails & Cuisine

1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park in celebration of our tenth anniversary supporting Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). In honor of this milestone, the Friends cordially invite you to an evening of Colonial Cocktails & Cuisine, in the Historic Village area on September 28, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Lanterns will light the way as guests walk from building to building in the Historic Village, sampling colonial-era cocktails and gourmet food. Guests will then adjourn to the Visitor Center for dessert, music and a silent auction.   PURCHASE TICKETS  

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Stargazing at Bowman’s Hill Tower

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bowman’s Hill Tower, 1 Tower Road
New Hope, PA 18938 United States
Free
Bowman's Hill Tower in the fall

Peer through a telescope atop what may be one of the best vantage points for stargazing in all of Bucks County. Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park and a local astronomer for a night of stargazing atop Bowman's Hill Tower on September 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Telescopes will be provided, and viewings are limited to 15-minute periods. To register, please call the park at 215-493-4076. Rain/cloud date is October 5. The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in 2009 to save the crossing reenactment in the wake of state budget cuts, is turning 10. In honor…

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