Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Bus Tour

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.

Public Tours

The next public bus tours will be offered on December 7th and December 27th, 2024 and January 4th and January 17th 2025. Tours last from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Cost is $145 per person and includes bus fare, boxed 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 select one of the dates below.

December 7


December 27


January 4


January 17


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 Gaetano Sava  at

Cancellation Policy

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please email Full refunds are available only if reservations are cancelled at least 21 days prior to your tour date. Refunds are not offered for cancellations beyond this point.