Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Bus Tour

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Take a trip back to the American Revolution!

The Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Bus Tour begins and ends at Washington Crossing, PA. Guests spend the day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the December 26, 1776 through January 3, 1777 American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between.

Historical interpreters Roger Williams and Larry Kidder will tell the remarkable story of these ten days that breathed crucial new life into the apparently expiring American Revolution. The events are discussed in the context of the local, strategically important central New Jersey towns, villages, and farms. These locales were occupied by people of diverse backgrounds; with varying religious practices such as Quaker, Presbyterian, and Anglican; and with complex views on loyalty to the Revolution or the King.

Hear how the terrain, weaponry and weather influenced the ways the battles were fought and how the lives of the local people were disrupted by them. See where armies marched, fought and struggled to survive on an otherwise peaceful landscape, while the course of human history hung in the balance.

Private Tours: Pick Your Date!

Looking for a unique event for your civic group, club, or non-profit? Explore American history on a private tour of the ten crucial days!

Your guide will spend the day educating your group and answering your questions. Private tours can be conducted on a date of your choice and customized to meet your time requirements. Tour groups must include at least 20 people.

Groups interested in a private bus tour should call the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076 or email Danielle at

Public Tours

In 2019, public tours will be offered on November 17, December 21 and December 27 from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Cost is $125 per person and includes bus fare, lunch, and donations to Washington Crossing Historic Park, The Washington Crossing Park Association in New Jersey, The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton and the Princeton Battlefield Society.

To register for one of these public tours, please complete the form below. After submitting the form, you will receive a copy of the form at the email address you supply.

More detailed information will be provided closer to the tour dates.

Register for a Public Tour


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