Advanced registration is required, and tour capacities are limited to facilitate social distancing. Please visit the Health and Safety page to review the measures in place to protect our staff and visitors.
Crossing the Delaware
This 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.
Tour days: Wednesday through Sunday
Tour times: 10:30 AM, Noon, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 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
The 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. The Thompson-Neely Farmstead and Grist Mill is located near the corner of Rt. 32 (River Road) and Aquetong Road, a few miles south of New Hope, PA.
UPDATE: Tours of the Thompson-Neely Farmstead have been suspended. Please review our Health & Safety information to learn more.
Bowman’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 located near the corner of Rt. 32 (River Road) and Lurgan Road, a few miles south of New Hope, PA.
UPDATE: Admission to Bowman’s Hill Tower has been suspended. Please review our Health & Safety information to learn more.
UPDATE: Combination tickets have been suspended.
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.
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
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