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November 2019

Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days

November 17
$125

Spend a day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between. Photo by Drifting Focus Photography On the Traversing the Ten Crucial Days bus tour, historical interpreters will tell the remarkable story of these ten days that breathed crucial new life into the apparently expiring American Revolution. The events are discussed in the context of the local, strategically important central New Jersey towns, villages, and farms. These locales were occupied by people of diverse backgrounds; with varying religious practices such as Quaker, Presbyterian, and Anglican; and with…

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November Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

November 18 @ 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 November meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, November 18, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters Five and Six and the Conclusion 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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December 2019

Colonial Wreath Workshop

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$45 – $55

Join us Sunday, December 1, from noon to 4 PM for an afternoon of wreath making! Washington Crossing Historic Park staff will help you create a special holiday wreath inspired by those enjoyed in George Washington's day. Wreath frames, greens, pine cones, bows and ornaments will be provided. Please bring wire cutters and any additional embellishments you may want to add for a personal touch. You may also want to bring gardening gloves as well. Cost is $55 for the general public and $45 for members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Lunch will be provided; please advise of…

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Evening with the Curator: Who was here in December 1776?

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Evening with the Curator series concludes for the year on Sunday, December 1 at 7 PM with a free lecture on some of the people who contributed to the Ten Crucial Days surrounding the crossing. The lecture will be held in the Visitor Center auditorium. Registration opens October 14. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. Park curator Kimberly McCarty will discuss the soldiers and civilians who participated in the days surrounding the crossing that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. “My intent is to explore the lives, before and after the crossing,…

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First Crossing of 2019

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free – $8

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 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Washington Crossing Park's Historic Village. The crossing begins at approximately 1 PM. In addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities…

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December Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

December 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 December meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, December 16, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club's next selection: The Men Who Lost America: British Command during the Revolutionary War and the Preservation of the Empire by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Participants should be prepared to discuss the Introduction and Chapter One. 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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Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days

December 21
$125

Spend a day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between. Photo by Drifting Focus Photography On the Traversing the Ten Crucial Days bus tour, historical interpreters Larry Kidder and Roger S. Williams will tell the remarkable story of these ten days that breathed crucial new life into the apparently expiring American Revolution. The events are discussed in the context of the local, strategically important central New Jersey towns, villages, and farms. These locales were occupied by people of diverse backgrounds; with varying religious practices such as…

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67th 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 67th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Wednesday, December 25, from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing begins at about 1 PM). Admission is free! Click here for more information about the First Crossing event on December…

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Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days

December 27
$125

Spend a day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between. Photo by Drifting Focus Photography On the Traversing the Ten Crucial Days bus tour, historical interpreters Larry Kidder and Roger S. Williams will tell the remarkable story of these ten days that breathed crucial new life into the apparently expiring American Revolution. The events are discussed in the context of the local, strategically important central New Jersey towns, villages, and farms. These locales were occupied by people of diverse backgrounds; with varying religious practices such as…

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January 2020

January Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

January 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The January meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the The Men Who Lost America by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Two and Three. 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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