Monday, December 01, 2014

Washington Crossing the Delaware - December 2014

Washington Crossing
Two Chances to Watch George Cross

Two Chances to Watch George Cross

December 7th & 25th

Each December, thousands gather to watch the reenactment of George Washington's daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the Delaware River. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.

There are two opportunities to view the reenactment. The first is on Sunday, December 7 when the park will hold a full public dress rehearsal from 10 AM to 4 PM (actual crossing at 1 PM). During the dress rehearsal, troops row across the river in uniform just as they do during the annual Christmas Day Crossing. In addition, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations in the historic village provide families with a full day of fun and learning – a great way to see the reenactment if you can't make it on Christmas Day.

Cost to attend the dress rehearsal is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. Proceeds from the dress rehearsal support future programs in the park.

The annual Christmas Day Crossing will take place from Noon to 3 PM on December 25 (actual crossing at 1 PM). The Christmas Day Crossing is free. It is recommended that visitors arrive before 1 PM to ensure a good place along the viewing line.

For all of the information you need about the Crossings, visit




New and Improved Park Website Launched

The Friends of Washington Crossing Park recently launched a completely redesigned and updated website for the park. The beautiful, user-friendly site can be found at It features information about the park, tours, events, photos and much more.

New website

Join the Park's Volunteer Corps

Volunteer Corp

There are many volunteer opportunities
available for all ages in Washington Crossing Historic Park. From tending the garden to working the desk in the Visitor Center to
leading tours, there is something for everyone. No set time commitment is required. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator
Robert Whalen at 215-493-4076 or


Washington Crossing Historic Park

Box 103, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 • Phone: 215-493-4076

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