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July 2019

Independence Day Celebration: Living History Day

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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Celebrate Independence Day by bringing the whole family back in time—to July 4, 1776! At Washington Crossing Historic Park, you can watch living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour the buildings in the Historic Village, and see a military encampment from noon to 4 PM on Thursday, July 4. A highlight of the day will be readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Admission to the event, which will be held rain or shine, is $8 for adults age 12 and over; $4 for children ages 5-11; and free for those under…

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Independence Day Celebration: Colonial Field Day and Free Tours

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Colonial Field Day Round up your family or friends for a morning of spirited colonial competition! At Colonial Field Day on Friday, July 5 at 10 AM, you'll be pitted against other groups in some of the most popular games and activities from the 18th century. This event is free, but registration is required by calling the park at 215-493-4076. This is a rain or shine event. Free Tours The Friends of Washington Crossing Park will give free guided tours on Friday, July 5 as part of our Independence Day weekend. Guests are invited to take a free tour of the…

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Independence Day Celebration: Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

As part of its annual Independence Day celebration, Washington Crossing Historic Park invites classic car owners to compete in the second annual Rebels and Redcoats Classic Car Show on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM. This unique show features only American, French, British and German cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War. There is no fee to attend the event as a spectator. Register Here Cars from all years up to 1994 are welcome. Space is limited to the first 200 cars. Registration must be completed online prior to the event on July 6. The online…

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Tour with the Curator: The Thompson-Neely House

July 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free
Inside Thompson Neely House exhibit

Washington Crossing Historic Park's 2019 Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 PM with a free guided tour of the Thompson-Neely House. Park curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a guided tour of the house, which served as a temporary regimental army hospital during Washington’s winter campaign of 1776/1777. Ill and injured soldiers were brought to this home of the Thompson and Neely families for medical treatment and recovery. Capacity is limited to the first 10 registrants. Registration opens June 1 and closes July 12 or when capacity is reached. To register, please call the Visitor Center at…

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July Book Club Meeting: Following the Drum

July 15 @ 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 July meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for July 15, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters 4-6 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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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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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. 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, the Friends are hosting 10 free events at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) over 10…

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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

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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