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July 2021

AT CAPACITY: River Kayaking

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

This event is at capacity, and registration has closed. Team up with the park naturalist for a fun float in a kayak down the Delaware River on Saturday, July 3 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. After an on-land strategy and safety session, participants will launch from the northernmost point of Washington Crossing Historic Park and kayak 5 miles to the Visitor Center with assistance from the park naturalist. Kayaks, personal flotation devices, and paddles will be supplied. There is no cost for this program. Individuals with their own kayaking equipment are welcome to join. Participants must be 12 or…

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Freedom Hike

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Start your Independence Day off correctly with a 2.5-mile hike in one of America’s most sacred historical landscapes! On Sunday, July 4 at 10 AM, experience a summer morning in Bucks County with the park naturalist as you walk along the banks of Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Delaware Canal Towpath. A variety of natural history and recreation topics will be discussed along the trail.  Please bring questions and prepare yourself by wearing sturdy footwear, bringing a full water bottle, and reviewing the park map before traveling. The meeting place is at the front of the Visitor Center. Registration is…

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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, tour the buildings in the Historic Village, and see a military encampment from noon to 4 PM on Sunday, 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…

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Friday Evening Bushcraft Skills: Foraging

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Don’t kill that plant: you might be able to use it! Discover the true meaning of a “weed” during an evening of herbaceous fun on Friday, July 9 at 6 PM at the Greene Pavilion. Join the park naturalist for a walk to learn about wild plants that are beneficial to humans. This walk will feature information on useful wild plants, how to identify them, the parts that can be harvested, and different applications for their use. This open demonstration does not require registration. If you have any questions, please email park naturalist Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov. Additional bushcraft demonstrations will…

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Campout Demo Day

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Over the past year, camping has become one of the most popular outdoor activities for individuals and families. If you are new to outdoor recreation or would like to learn more about camping, outdoor ethics, or other outdoor activities in general, plan to join park naturalist Matt Truesdale at Washington Crossing Historic Park during Campout Demo Day on Saturday, July 10 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Learn about outdoor equipment, how to set up a tent, look through binoculars, try out a kayak, cast a fishing rod, and even make a hot dog or a s’more! This demo will…

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You Point, We Pick

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Wednesday, July 14, bring home some farm-fresh, organic food and herbs from our gardens! Stop by the Hibbs House Kitchen Garden from 4 to 6 PM, point out anything you'd like to take home, and our historic horticulturalists will pick it for you in exchange for a donation of your choice. If you're planning to drop by, please email adavis@washingtoncrossingpark.org. Please bring your own bags, baskets, or buckets. We will not provide any materials other than the plants. While you're here, you can ask our historic horticulturalists about the history, uses, and maintenance of the items in our garden.…

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Friday Evening Bushcraft Skills: Matchless Fire

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Are you prepared for a survival situation? Can you make fire without a lighter or matches? On Friday, July 16 at 6 PM, spend some time with the park naturalist at the Greene Pavilion and learn the landscape as you try your hand at making a matchless fire! This open demonstration does not require registration. If you have any questions, please email park naturalist Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov. Additional bushcraft demonstrations will be held throughout the month of July. Come learn about cordage on Friday, July 2 at 6 PM and foraging on Friday, July 9 at 6 PM.

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AT CAPACITY: River Kayaking

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

This event is at capacity, and registration has closed. Team up with the park naturalist for a fun float in a kayak down the Delaware River on Saturday, July 17 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. After an on-land strategy and safety session, participants will launch from the northernmost point of Washington Crossing Historic Park and kayak 5 miles to the Visitor Center with assistance from the park naturalist. Kayaks, personal flotation devices, and paddles will be supplied. There is no cost for this program. Individuals with their own kayaking equipment are welcome to join. Participants must be 12 or…

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Colonial Days Summer Camp at Delaware Valley University

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 3:00 pm
Delaware Valley University, 700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
$299

Unplug your kids from the modern world and send them back to General Washington's era! In partnership with Delaware Valley University, the park's Colonial Days Summer Camp will be held at Delaware Valley University from July 19-23 from 9 AM to 3 PM each day. Colonial Days Activities At Colonial Days Summer Camp, children ages 7-10 will learn about Washington's crossing of the Delaware River and life in the colonial era. Activities will be led by Katherine Becnel, volunteer coordinator for the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Campers will participate in many hands-on activities, including: Gardening Quill pen writing Playing…

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July Book Club Meeting: Ten Crucial Days

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The July meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, July 19 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club's newest selection, Ten Crucial Days: Washington's Vision for Victory Unfolds by William L. Kidder. Participants should be prepared to discuss the Introduction through Chapter 4. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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