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April 2022

Guided Bird Walk

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. On Thursday, April 21 at 10-11:30 AM, join the park naturalist for a 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, please contact Matt Truesdale…

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Healthy Hike

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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, April 29 from 10-11:30 AM, 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! To register and receive the meeting location, please email mtruesdale@pa.gov.

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May 2022

Lecture – “Surviving The Winters”

May 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 PM, join author Steven Elliott as he discusses his book Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington's Army During the American Revolution. Washington’s troops spent only a few days a year in combat. The rest of the time, especially in the winter months, they were engaged in a different sort of battle—against the elements, unfriendly terrain, disease, and hunger. Victory in that more sustained struggle depended on a mastery of camp construction, logistics, and health and hygiene—the components that Elliott considers in his environmental, administrative, and operational investigation of the winter encampments at Middlebrook, Morristown, West…

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Guided Bird Walk

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. On Thursday, May 5 from 10-11:30 AM, join the park naturalist for a 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, please…

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Mother’s Day Weekend Bluebird Box and Walk

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Friday, May 6 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM, pend some quality time with your family and mother at Washington Crossing Historic Park while learning about the Eastern Bluebird and other cavity nesting bird species! During this program, families will have the opportunity to build and take home their very own bluebird house! After learning about bird homes and taking part in building a cavity nest box, participants will then have the opportunity to join the Park Naturalist for a short bird walk. The walk will end at an active nest where participants can assist the Park Naturalist complete…

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Washington Crossing Spring Brewfest 2022

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Washington Crossing Brewfests, 1638 River Rd
New Hope, PA 18938 United States
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Spring Brewfest is back! Washington Crossing Spring Brewfest returns on Saturday, May 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. The event features sampling of beers from local, regional, and national breweries as well as live music, mouthwatering food vendors, and a beautiful wooded setting overlooking the Delaware River (behind the Thompson-Neely House). To learn more about the event, please visit the Washington Crossing Brewfests website. Every dollar made through Spring Brewfest helps the non-profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park educate the public, promote the historic events that took place in Bucks County in 1776, and preserve the park’s colonial-era buildings and…

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Remake Learning Days! Bluebird Bonanza

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

During this program on Thursday, May 12 from 10 AM - noon, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Bluebirds & other cavity-nesting species as well as construct their own nest box to take home! Tools will be provided. Preregistration is required as a limited number of box kits are available. To register for this event, please email mtruesdale@pa.gov. This program is in partnership with Remake Learning Days. Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival for families and youth! Taking root in regions across the nation, these hands-on and engaging events are designed for kids of…

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Guided Bird Walk

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. On Friday, May 13 from 10-11:30 AM, join the park naturalist for a 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 any of these…

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Kayak Basics

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Do you have an interest in learning to kayak? Have you wanted to learn how to kayak but haven’t had this chance? Here is your opportunity! On Saturday, May 14 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM, team up with the Park Naturalist at Washington Crossing Historic Park for an easy and stress free day on the calm waters of the Delaware Canal! This user-friendly class for ages 12 and older will teach basic paddling skills. For first timers or very new paddlers only please! Prepare yourself for the day by bringing a full water bottle, wearing close toed water shoes,…

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May Book Club: Manufacturing Independence

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution by Robert F. Smith; Chapters 5-6. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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