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October 2019

Autumn Market & Encampment

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market on Saturday, October 19, from 10 AM to 4 PM. During this event, colonial townspeople will gather at their marketplace in the historic village area of the park to sell their wares while soldiers drill 18th-century military tactics. The park's fife and drum corps will perform throughout the day. Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, cooking demonstrations, tours of historic buildings, and one-on-one interaction with colonial reenactors. Admission to Autumn Encampment & Market is…

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October Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The October meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, October 21, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters Three and Four in Standing In Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution by Judith L. Van Buskirk. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.

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Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$45

Enjoy the many flavors of fall! The third annual Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest will feature a wide range of ciders and seasonal beers at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday, October 26 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM in a wooded, riverside section of the park. Tickets cost $45 and are available online only. A very limited number of designated driver tickets are also available. https://s3.amazonaws.com/ticketbud/widgets/tickets.v4.js During the event, attendees can sample ciders, pumpkin beers, harvest ales, seasonal IPAs, and sour beers from dozens of regional and national breweries. A variety of food trucks will provide savory and sweet bites…

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Evening with the Curator: Jane Neely and Women’s Education in the 18th Century

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park's Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, October 27 at 7 PM with a free lecture on Jane Neely and women's education in the 18th century. Registration opens September 1. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. Jane Neely was nine years old when the Continental Army camped on her family’s property (now the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead) before the crossing in December 1776. Twelve years later, Jane attended Philadelphia’s Young Ladies’ Academy: the first chartered school for girls in the United States. The academy opened just a few blocks from the nation’s first…

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November 2019

Free Tours for Veterans

November 10
Free

On Sunday, November 10, all United States veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families are invited to take a free tour of the Historic Village or Thompson-Neely House & Grist Mill, or enjoy free admission to Bowman's Hill Tower. Military identification is required.

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(Registration Closed) Waffles with Washington

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

This event is at capacity and registration has closed. Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park for a free waffle breakfast with George Washington at the Visitor Center. Waffles with Washington will kick off at 10 AM on Saturday, November 16. This event is at capacity; registration is closed. The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in 2009 to save the crossing reenactment in the wake of state budget cuts, is turning 10. In honor of the anniversary, the Friends are hosting 10 free events at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) over 10 months in 2019. Here's the current…

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Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days

November 17
$125

Spend a day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between. Photo by Drifting Focus Photography On the Traversing the Ten Crucial Days bus tour, historical interpreters will tell the remarkable story of these ten days that breathed crucial new life into the apparently expiring American Revolution. The events are discussed in the context of the local, strategically important central New Jersey towns, villages, and farms. These locales were occupied by people of diverse backgrounds; with varying religious practices such as Quaker, Presbyterian, and Anglican; and with…

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November Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The November meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, November 18, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters Five and Six and the Conclusion in Standing In Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution by Judith L. Van Buskirk. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

November 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing-Yardley will host its annual tree lighting in the Historic Village area of the park on Friday, November 29. Stop by starting at 4:30 PM for hot chocolate, cookies, music, and a visit from Santa, followed by the official tree lighting. The Kiwanis Club will also collect nonperishable food and baby items at this event in support of the Upper Makefield Fire Company's food drive.

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December 2019

Colonial Wreath Workshop

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$45 – $55

Join us Sunday, December 1, from noon to 4 PM for an afternoon of wreath making! Washington Crossing Historic Park staff will help you create a special holiday wreath inspired by those enjoyed in George Washington's day. Wreath frames, greens, pine cones, bows and ornaments will be provided. Please bring wire cutters and any additional embellishments you may want to add for a personal touch. You may also want to bring gardening gloves as well. Cost is $55 for the general public and $45 for members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Lunch will be provided; please advise of…

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