Guided Bird Walk

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening! Join the park naturalist for a slowly guided walk as we look and listen for migratory avian friends. Topics such as basic bird identification through sound and sight will be discussed. Binoculars can be available upon request, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own. Washington Crossing Historic Park sits in a unique bird habitat crossroads. Experience your park and home in a way that you may never have before, through wildlife observation! To register for this walk, contact Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov

Nature for Toddlers: Birding Adventure

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

Do you have a young nature lover in your family who is curious to learn more about the natural environment? Join the Park Naturalist for a morning of growing up on the wild side! These programs are designed for toddlers ages 3-7 and build on children’s sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Each Nature for Toddlers program will feature a different topic, April is birding! To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

Friday Healthy Hike

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, 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. Please keep in mind that these hikes are intended to maintain a quick hiking pace. Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather! Healthy Hikes are generally completed within 1 hour and 15 minutes. To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

Weekly Living History Programs

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

Join us for a series of Living History programs that we will be conducting in the park on Fridays in April - June, and then Fridays and Saturdays in July - September. These programs will cover a variety of of topics surrounding the life of Soldiers and civilians during the American Revolution. Demonstrations will take place at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm. Reenactors and demonstrators will discuss the topic/activity they are portraying while also providing context for how this would effect life during the American Revolution.

Lecture – “The Revolution’s Last Men: The Soldiers Behind the Photographs”

Virtual PA, United States

This is a hybrid event.  Visitors may attend in-person in the Visitor Center Auditorium or virtually on Zoom.  In the event of inclement weather, this will be a virtual-only event.  Registrants will be notified.  Registration is required.  Log-in information provided at registration. Join historian Don Hagist as he discusses his book The Revolution's Last Men:  The Soldiers Behind the Photographs.  During the Civil War came the realization that only a handful of veterans of the American Revolution still survived.  Six of these men were photographed and interviewed for a book by Reverend E. B. Hillard that appeared late in 1864. Their Read More

April Book Club: Misinformation Nation: Foreign News and the Politics of Truth in Revolutionary America

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, April 15 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: Misinformation Nation:  Foreign News and the Politics of Truth in Revolutionary America by Jordan E. Taylor.  Please read the Introduction - Chapter 2. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their Read More

Birding Field Trip

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

This program will be held off site at Core Creek Park and is designed for anyone who has participated in past Guided Bird Walks at Washington Crossing Historic Park or for anyone who already possesses the basic birding skills.  Topics such as basic bird identification through sound and sight will be discussed. Binoculars can be available upon request, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own. To register for this program and to receive the meeting location, contact Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov.

Weekly Living History Programs

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

Join us for a series of Living History programs that we will be conducting in the park on Fridays in April - June, and then Fridays and Saturdays in July - September. These programs will cover a variety of of topics surrounding the life of Soldiers and civilians during the American Revolution. Demonstrations will take place at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm. Reenactors and demonstrators will discuss the topic/activity they are portraying while also providing context for how this would effect life during the American Revolution.

Weekly Living History Programs

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

Join us for a series of Living History programs that we will be conducting in the park on Fridays in April - June, and then Fridays and Saturdays in July - September. These programs will cover a variety of of topics surrounding the life of Soldiers and civilians during the American Revolution. Demonstrations will take place at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm. Reenactors and demonstrators will discuss the topic/activity they are portraying while also providing context for how this would effect life during the American Revolution.

Wheat and Sheep Day 2024

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

On Saturday, April 20 from 10 AM to 4 PM, watch as the Thompson-Neely sheep are shorn of their wool and tour the grist mill at this family friendly event. This limited event will include a trip to the barn for a hand shearing presentation as well as period demonstrations and tours of our historic Grist Mill. From there, follow the Colonial process of washing and carding the wool and spinning it into yarn. You’ll also get a take-home activity kit, full of Colonial crafts! Shearings are held every hour, and mill tours are held on the half hour 11:30 Read More