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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

The Johnson Ferry House at Washington Crossing State Park, NJ, cordially invites all interested public to a Washington’s Birthday Celebration, Saturday, February 19th from 1:00 to 4:00pm to commemorate the birthday of our nation’s first president.

In the parlor, listen to eighteenth century music that Washington may have known played upon the fiddle by Jim Kurzenberger. Find out some well-known and not so well known “Facts and Quotes” from our first Commander in Chief and Founding Father.

Gingerbread, one of Washington’s favorite treats, will be prepared and baked in the winter kitchen hearth. Ask our interpreters about the house and colonial life. Colonial education and quill pen writing will be ongoing in the upstairs bedchamber.

Refreshment of “1790” ginger snaps with hot and cold cider will be available to all. This is a great family event for school age children and above. Come and go as you like, as activities are ongoing.

Parking and admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested to defray costs. For more information, please call 609-737-2515.

Directions: From the North – Take I-95 heading south and follow to the very last exit in NJ before crossing the Delaware River. Exit and head north to Lambertville on route #29. Proceed for 2.5 miles. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Washington Crossing-Pennington Road. The Park entrance will be on your left in 3/4 mile. Make a left into the Park entrance and follow the signs to the Johnson Ferry House.

From the South – Take I-95 heading north. Cross the river into New Jersey and take the first exit immediately after the bridge. Follow the same directions as above.

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