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Spotlight: History lives on at Washington Crossing Historic Park

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Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) is open to the public for passive recreation only. Please carefully review park guidelines at www.washingtoncrossingpark.org while planning your visit.

Despite being closed for in-person tours and public programs; big things are happening at Washington Crossing Park. 

This year in lieu of the annual crossing event the park presented a video presentation of the Crossing that was viewed by over 22K people online.

This video is currently available on the parks website: WashingtonCrossingPark.org (click on the Crossing).

The park is also hosting a number of free online programs for visitors to enjoy including a virtual book club, Zoom lecture series and free programming for kids throughout the year.

Please check out our website for details. To register for any event, visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org/events.

On Sunday, February 7th at 1:30pm, Revolutionary War Reenactor Noah Lewis, who portrays artillerist Edward “Ned” Hector, will lead a free virtual lecture on Soldiers of Color in George Washington’s Army.

On Sunday, February 14th at 1:00pm, we are hosting a free virtual birthday party for George Washington on Zoom!

Kids are encouraged to make and present a birthday card for George, participate in signing happy birthday and ask any questions they may have.

In addition to programs, a long-awaited $8.7 million project to rehabilitate 11 historic homes and other structures throughout Washington Crossing Historic Park in Upper Makefield should start this February, state Senator Steve Santarsiero, D-10, Lower Makefield recently announced. 

The Historic Village is open from dawn to dusk for free self-guided tours and passive recreation.

Our Visitor Center is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, seven days a week. The gift shop is open (capacity is limited).

Bathrooms are open inside the Visitor Center; in the field across the street and diagonal from the Visitor Center; and at the Thompson-Neely House.

The exhibits and the auditorium inside the Visitor Center are closed. You can watch our introductory film on YouTube.

Bowman’s Hill Tower and the Thompson-Neely Farmstead and Grist Mill are closed. Limited events and site rentals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

All organized events required a rental agreement. Please contact the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076 or email info@washingtoncrossingpark.org for more information.

PHOTO CAP: Reenactors filmed a video presentation of the annual Christmas Crossing at Washington Crossing Historic Park which debuted on Christmas Day.

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