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Crossing the Delaware

Tour days: Every day
Tour times: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM
Arrival time: 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour
Duration: One hour
Cancellations and refunds: Vouchers are valid for up to 1 year after purchase date
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This outdoor-only tour begins near the Visitor Center and explores the site on the Delaware River where General Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day in 1776. You’ll learn about the Ten Crucial Days that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Discover how Washington’s troops made it across the river, and what the crossing – and its aftermath – was like for the Continental Army and camp followers.

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The Thompson-Neely Grist Mill and Grounds of the House

Tours of the Thompson-Neely house are temporarily unavailable due to damage to the mill’s access paths from Hurricane Ida.

Entry days: Every day (must be booked a day in advance)
Entry times: 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM
Arrival time: 10 to 15 minutes before the time on your ticket
Duration: 60 minutes
Cancellations and refunds: Vouchers are valid for up to 1 year after purchase date
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Due to renovation work at the Thompson-Neely House, access to the house grounds is limited. Tours begin at the Delaware Canal parking lot highlighted on the map found under the booking link.

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.

This tour includes the interior of the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill and the grounds of the Thompson-Neely House. The Farmstead is located near the corner of Rt. 32 (River Road) and Aquetong Road, a few miles south of New Hope, PA.

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Bowman’s Hill Tower

Entry days: Every day
Entry times: Every half hour from 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Arrival time: 10 to 15 minutes before the time on your ticket
Duration: 30 minutes
Cancellations and refunds: Vouchers are valid for up to 1 year after purchase date

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 located near the corner of Rt. 32 (River Road) and Lurgan Road, a few miles south of New Hope, PA.

The tower elevator is currently out-of-order. The tower can still be climbed via the 125 stairs to the observation deck.

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Complimentary Tickets

Complimentary tour tickets are available for children under 5, active military personnel, and members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Tickets are required for these guests. Military personnel will need to present military ID when checking in for their tour. Members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park will need to present their member cards.

Winter Tours

Our winter season is December 1 through March 31. During that period, these changes apply:

  • Crossing the Delaware tours will be available only on weekends in January and February
  • Thompson-Neely Farmstead & Grist Mill tours will be available only on weekends in December and March, and closed in January and February
  • Bowman’s Hill Tower is open only on weekends in December and March, and closed in January and February

Holiday Closings

Tours will not be offered on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Columbus Day (second Monday in October)
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve: Park offices close at 1 PM
  • New Year’s Eve: Park offices close at 1 PM