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Take a “stay-cation” to Washington Crossing Historic Park

July 6th, 2018 News and Events

Parents who are hearing the cries of “I’m booooored!” from the kids: consider filling some of their time with a tour of Washington Crossing Historic Park. Tickets for all park sites are now available online through Visit Bucks County.

McConkey's Ferry Inn at Washington Crossing Historic ParkThe Historic Village

The Historic Village is the heart of Washington Crossing Historic Park and the site of many modern-day programs, including the reenactment of George Washington’s river crossing. This area includes the McConkey Ferry Inn (pictured), where Washington likely planned the crossing.

Tours are led by a historical interpreter. During a tour, you’ll enter historic homes and buildings, hear stories about George Washington and his daring crossing of the Delaware River, see replicas of the boats used in the crossing, and learn about life in a Revolutionary War encampment.

Tours are offered every day at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Guided tours are $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center or online through Visit Bucks County.

Thompson-Neely House at Washington Crossing Historic ParkThe Thompson-Neely Farmstead and Grist Mill

The Thompson-Neely House served as a temporary regimental army hospital during Washington’s winter campaign of 1776-77.

Once the centerpiece of a working farm and milling complex, the house is surrounded by outbuildings typical of 18th century farm life, including a smokehouse, chicken coop, and a fully-functional grist mill.

On a tour, you’ll enjoy a look inside the house and information on medicine during the 18th century. After touring the house, your guide will take you across the street to the newly restored grist mill, where you’ll learn how millers turned local wheat and corn into flour.

Tours are offered every day from 10 AM to 4 PM. Guided tours are $7 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the Thompson-Neely House or online through Visit Bucks County.

Bowman's Hill Tower at Washington Crossing Historic ParkBowman’s Hill Tower

Rising 125 feet in the air, Bowman’s Hill Tower is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike. On a clear day, the tower offers a stunning 14-mile bird’s-eye view of the surrounding countryside and Delaware River.

The tower is open every day from 10 AM to 4 PM, weather permitting. Please note that there is no working elevator; all visitors will need to take the staircase. Tickets to climb to the top are $7 per person and are available at the red building at the base of the tower or online through Visit Bucks County.

Discounts and Group Tours

A discounted combination ticket for all three locations is available for $15. Tickets may be purchased at any of the three locations or online through Visit Bucks County. Complimentary tickets are provided to active duty military personnel and children under the age of four. For tours larger than 15 people, or to request accommodations for visitors with disabilities, please call 215-493-4076.

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