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May 2022

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Washington Crossing Historic Park will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 29 at 1 PM at the gravesite of Continental soldiers located near the Thompson-Neely House. The observation will include a colonial color guard, fife and drum music, Revolutionary War reenactors, veterans, and other honored guests - with the keynote address being given by USAF veteran Frank Lyons. At the ceremony, the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a plaque at the original gravesite of 24-year-old Captain-Lieutenant James Moore. Moore served in Captain Alexander Hamilton's New York Artillery Unit before his death December 25, 1776. After…

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June 2022

June Book Club: Manufacturing Independence

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

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, June 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution by Robert F. Smith; Chapter 7- Conclusion. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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July 2022

Independence Day Celebration – Colonial Field Day

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Round up your family or friends for a spirited colonial competition at Colonial Field Day on Saturday July 2 10:00-11:30 from 1:00-2:30. Try your hand at playing some popular games from the 18th century, including cup and ball, Jacob’s Ladder, hoop and stick, and more! The winning family will receive a family membership to the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Participants will also receive a hands-on craft kit, including the opportunity to make your OWN toy or game. Space is very limited for this event. 1.5hr sessions will begin at 10:00 and 1:00. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email…

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Independence Day Celebration – Rebels and Readcoats Classic Car Show

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 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 fourth annual Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 3, 2022 from 10 AM to 3 PM. This unique show features American, French, British and German cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War. Classic show-condition cars from model years 1997 and earlier are welcome in this class. There will also be an open class for cars of any make, model, and year. Cost to register each car is $25 online (plus service fee) or $35…

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Independence Day Celebration – Living History Day

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

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 and see a military encampment from noon to 4 PM on Monday, 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. Tickets are $8 for adults age 12 and over; $4 for children ages 5-11; and free for those under 5, active duty military, and members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Families with up to two…

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

July 18 @ 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, July 18, 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…

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Wine on the Waterfront

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Save the date! Wine on the Waterfront returns to the banks of the Delaware River in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Saturday, July 30 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The event will feature gourmet food, live jazz, and one-ounce tastes of wines from a number of Pennsylvania wineries, including: Rose Bank Winery Bishop Estate Vineyard & Winery Crossing Vineyards Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery Mt. Nittany Winery Unionville Vineyards Rebel Hive Meadery Sand Castle Winery Grace Winery Nissley Vineyards Tickets will be available soon. All event proceeds will help the Friends of Washington Crossing Park (PA) continue to provide educational…

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August 2022

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

August 15 @ 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, August 15, 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's 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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“Traverssing the Ten Crucial Days Bus Tour

August 28 @ 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 August 28, December 4,  December 10 and January 6th, 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 10 days that breathed…

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September 2022

Lecture – “The Disaffected: Britain’s Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution”

September 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Sunday, September 18 at 1:30 PM, join author Aaron Sullivan as he discusses his book The Disaffected. He will explore the British occupation of Philadelphia, chronicling the experiences of a group of people who were pursued, pressured, and at times persecuted, not because they chose the wrong side of the Revolution but because they tried not to choose a side at all. For these people, the war was neither a glorious cause to be won nor an unnatural rebellion to be suppressed, but a dangerous and costly calamity to be navigated with care. Both the Patriots and the British…

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