2018 Independence Day Activities

June 12th, 2018 News and Events

Celebrate America’s independence at one of the sites where it was secured!

Reading the Declaration of Independence at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Sunday, July 1: Rebels vs. Redcoats: A Revolutionary Car Show will be held from noon to 4 PM in the large field diagonal to the park’s Visitor Center and across River Road. Attendance is free for the public. Registration for car owners is $20 and will be open until June 30. On-site registration will not be permitted.

Monday, July 2: Bring the family to the park for a free tourof the Historic Village or the Thompson-Neely House and Grist Mill, or get free admission to Bowman’s Hill Tower. Tours will run from 10 AM until 5 PM. At 6 PM, the 78th Army Band, United States Army Reserve, based at Fort Dix, NJ, will perform a free public concert in the large field across the street and diagonal from the Visitor Center.

Tuesday, July 3: The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will lead kayaking on the lagoonat 10 AM and 12:30 PM and a free family bike ride at 11 AM. Registration is required for all July 3 activities.

Wednesday, July 4: Step back in time for Independence Day! Tour historic buildings and watch living historians and re-enactors demonstrate their skills in the Historic Village from noon to 4 PM. The Declaration of Independence will be read once an hour starting at 12:30 PM. Admission is $8 for adults age 12 and over, $4 for children ages 5-11, and free for those under 5. This event will be held rain or shine.