Independence Day Celebration at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Living History Day

Celebrate Independence Day by bringing the whole family back in time-to July 4th, 1776! 

At Washington Crossing Historic Park, you can watch living historians demonstrate their crafts and see a military encampment from noon to 4:00pm on Thursday, July 4.

A highlight of the day will be readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.

Tickets are $9 for adults ages 12 and over; $5 for children ages five – 11; and free for those under five, active-duty military, and members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

Families with up to two adults and two children living in the same household can purchase a single-family ticket for $25. Pre-registration is recommended. For tickets information, visit

Admission to Bowman’s Hill Tower is included in your ticket to Living History Day.

Colonial Field Day

Round up your family or friends for a spirited colonial competition at Colonial Field Day on Saturday, July 6th from 10:00am – 11:30 AM and 1:00pm – 2:30 PM.

Try your hand at playing some popular games from the 18th century, including cup and ball, Jacob’s Ladder, hoop and stick, and more! The winning family will receive a family membership to the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

Participants will also receive a hands-on craft kit, including the opportunity to make your own toy or game. Space is very limited for this event. 1.5hr sessions will begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

Rebels & Redcoats Car Show

As part of its annual Independence Day celebration, Washington Crossing Historic Park invites classic car owners to compete in the sixth annual Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 7th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Spectators need not register or purchase tickets.

This unique show features American, French, British and German cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War. Classic show-condition cars from model years 1998 and earlier are welcome in this class. There will also be an open class for cars of any make, model, and year. These prizes will be determined by peer judging.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the non-profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park’s historical and educational programming.

Please note that the rain date this year is July 14th. If the show is moved, it will be announced via social media and sent to participants via the email entered at the time of registration.

Classic show-condition cars from model years 1999 and earlier are welcome. Advanced registration is $25 (plus service fee) per car and $35 at the gate.

For more information about these events, visit

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