Independence Day Celebration – July 2024


Mark your calendars for Washington Crossing Historic Park’s 2023 Independence Day Celebration July 4-7. The weekend will include a trip back in time for Living History Day, family-friendly activities at Colonial Field Day, and our annual Rebels and Redcoats Car Show.

Living History Day

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 and see a military encampment from noon to 4 PM on Tuesday, 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 $9 for adults age 12 and over; $5 for children ages 5-11; and free for those under 5, active duty military, and members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Families with up to two adults and two children living in the same household can purchase a single Family ticket for $25. Pre-registration is recommended. Click here to get tickets. 

Admission to Bowman’s Hill Tower is included in your ticket to Living History Day.

Colonial Field Day

Round up your family or friends for a spirited colonial competition at Colonial Field Day on Saturday, July 6 at 10:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-2:30 PM. Try your hand at playing some popular games from the 18th century, including cup and ball, Jacob’s Ladder, hoop and stick, and more! The winning family will receive a family membership to the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Participants will also receive a hands-on craft kit, including the opportunity to make your OWN toy or game.

Space is very limited for this event. 1.5hr sessions will begin at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. To register, please email Katherine Heugatter at

Rebels and Redcoats Car Show

Car owners and lovers are invited to attend the fourth annual Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 7 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

This unique show features American, French, British and German cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War. Classic show-condition cars from model years 1998 and earlier are welcome in this class. There will also be an open class for cars of any make, model, and year.

Cost to register each car is $25 online (plus service fee) or $35 on-site. There is no fee to attend as a spectator. All proceeds from this event will benefit the non-profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park’s historical and educational programming. Click here to register your car.

A special thank you to our Presenting Partner Contemporary Corvette!