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August 2020

CANCELED: Curator Tour of McConkey’s Ferry Inn

August 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

This event has been canceled.   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...” The first ferry building was built in 1752, but only the basement kitchen remains. The current inn was built in several stages; the west side, the one farthest from the river, was built around 1790 and includes the original basement. The building represents a typical country inn or tavern of the Revolutionary era and suggests…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$7

This event has been canceled.   See the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill in action during a live milling demonstration. You'll learn how 19th century techniques and tools would have been used by a miller as part of the Thompson-Neely Farmstead. The mill is located across the street from the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead: 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. Demonstrations last about 30 minutes. Admission is $7 per person and includes a guided tour of the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead across the street. Visitors who have purchased a multi-site tour for a milling demonstration day may attend the demonstration at no extra…

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You Point, We Pick

August 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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, August 3, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, August 21, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, August 31, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, September 11, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden If you're planning to participate, please email our historical horticulturalist, Anna Davis-Agostini, at adavis@washingtoncrossingpark.org. On the…

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September 2020

Tuesday Evening Hikers Club

September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly-paced hike along the trails of Washington Crossing Historic Park on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30 PM. This hike is rated moderate as the terrain will be mostly even and steep in spots. Prepare yourself for the evening by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on August 31. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. The meeting location will be provided upon registration.

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Park Clean-Up Day (At Capacity)

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Thank you for your interest! Park Clean-Up Day is at capacity and registration has closed.   International Day of Charity is observed annually on September 5. On this date, consider volunteering some of your time at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Unfortunately, the increasing popularity of outdoor recreation can create more waste at Pennsylvania State Parks. On Saturday, September 5 from 10 AM to noon, you're invited to assist the park naturalist by helping to beautify the park. The meeting location will be provided when you register. Registered participants will receive either a free DCNR hat or T-shirt. Children will receive…

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Easy Sunday Morning Riders

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Do you own a mountain bike or a hybrid bike? Here’s your ticket for a ride on the Delaware Canal! Team up with the park naturalist for an easy midday ride along the Delaware Canal towpath on Sunday, September 6 at 10 AM. Participants must provide their own bike and must wear a helmet. The ride will be 9 miles in total biking distance. We'll learn some natural history along the way! Registration is required no later than 4 PM on Friday, September 4. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. Meeting location will be provide upon registration.

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You Point, We Pick

September 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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, August 3, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, August 21, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, August 31, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, September 11, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden If you're planning to participate, please email our historical horticulturalist, Anna Davis-Agostini, at adavis@washingtoncrossingpark.org. On the…

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(Registration Closed) Virtual Lecture on “They Were Good Soldiers: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army”

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

Bucks County historian John U. Rees will give a free virtual lecture on Sunday, September 13 at 2 PM. This lecture will be held over Zoom. Registration has closed.  Rees's lecture will discuss his book: 'They Were Good Soldiers': African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783. He will discuss the experiences of free and enslaved soldiers of color during America’s war for independence. Use of the veterans’ pension narratives allows them to tell their stories and provides insights into their lives before, during and after the Revolutionary War. A Bucks County resident, Mr. Rees has researched and written about the…

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Tuesday Evening Hikers Club

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly-paced hike along the trails of Washington Crossing Historic Park on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 PM. This hike is rated moderate as the terrain will be mostly even and steep in spots. Prepare yourself for the evening by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on September 14. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. The meeting location will be provided upon registration.

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Geocaching

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

There are all kinds of treasures hidden outside, and this program will help you discover some of them! On Saturday, September 19 at 10 AM, join the park naturalist and learn how to use a GPS unit while discovering the intriguing world of geocaching. GPS units will be provided. This program is for all ages, but children will need the assistance of an adult to participate. Registration is required by 4 PM on Friday, September 18. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. Meeting location will be provided upon registration.

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