A dedicated history buff, our Visitor Services Coordinator Gaetano “Guy” Sava III has been lending his knowledge and skills to Washington Crossing Park for over 12 years. It all began when he chose renovations on Bowman’s Hill Tower for his Eagle Scout Project after extensive research. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy put a damper on things and he took up working in the gift shop instead. Here, Guy was inspired by the tours and eventually became a tour guide for the renovated Visitor Center.
After time at Bucks County Community College, Guy transferred to Temple and earned his bachelor’s in business administration. In his current role, he loves interacting with visitors and sharing the park’s history while getting to hear their own thoughts on the events that took place here. “I find that seeing visitors’ reactions to just how pivotal and difficult the crossing was is the most fulfilling part of my role. It’s not simply what you see in the painting—it’s a lot deeper.”
A former Red Army reenactor, Guy keeps his hobbies historic with classic cars and all-things World War II. When asked about his favorite local history fact, Guy shared this tidbit about the toll bridge here at the park. “Bowman’s Tower was built with the help of REO speedwagons! However, these were of course not the band members of REO Speedwagon, but rather actual REO trucks. The park had a small Motor Pool with Speedwagons, that they used to transport the stone used to build the tower up the hill.”