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December 2022

70th Annual Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

December 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

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 70th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Sunday, December 25, from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing begins at about 1 PM). Admission is free! Can’t attend on Christmas? Learn more about the First Crossing of 2022 on…

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Last Night Hike

December 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Join the Park Naturalist on Friday, December 30 from 5 to 6 PM for one last hike of 2022! On this 2 mile hike we will explore the forest after dark and listen for owls. Flashlights with red filters are encouraged as we will hike the trail in the dark.  This hike is geared to adults and older children who are capable of walking alone in the dark. To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

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January 2023

Friday Healthy Hike

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike along the trails of WCHP on Friday, January 6 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.  

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“Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” Bus Tour

January 7 @ 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 will be offered on December 4th and December 10th, 2022 and January 7th, 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…

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Friday Healthy Hike

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike along the trails of WCHP on Friday, January 13 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.  

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January Book Club: Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution

January 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 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Click here to register. Registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution by Donald F. Johnson. Please be prepared to discuss Introduction - Chapter 2 during the meeting. Book club meetings are free and open…

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Friday Healthy Hike

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike along the trails of WCHP on Friday, January 20 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.  

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Friday Healthy Hike

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike along the trails of WCHP on Friday, January 27 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.  

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February 2023

AT CAPACITY – Fly Tying Basics: Four-Part Program Series

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

UPDATE: This event is at capacity. Thank you for your interest! Learn the art of tying fishing flies and discover stream ecology! Catching a fish on a hand tied fly that you made can be an extremely rewarding experience! Join the Park Naturalist for basic fly tying instruction and some watershed education, every Wednesday evening in February from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Participants will develop and build upon new fly tying skills each week through hands-on instruction!All materials will be provided and participants will leave with the flies they tied! Cost for this four class program series is $15 per person…

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Friday Healthy Hike

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! On Friday, February 3 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike along the trails of WCHP. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

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