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Washington Crossing Historic Park

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Address: 1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 18977-1202
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+1 215-493-4076
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The 500-acre Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) hosts thousands of...

The 500-acre Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) hosts thousands of visitors every year, from local schoolchildren to visitors from around the world, who come to see the point from which a battered and dispirited American army launched a counterattack that reversed its long losing streak, preserving its will to fight and maintaining the revolutionary spirit that would lead to independence for the United States. But Washington Crossing Historic Park represents much more than a single event. Restored Colonial buildings in the park, such as the Thompson-Neely House and McConkey Ferry Inn, give many clues about living conditions during the Revolutionary era. Later, homes and shops reveal how 19th-century rural Pennsylvanians lived and worked. Among them are the home of a prosperous merchant, a village general store, and homes for skilled artisans. The park also contains Bowman's Hill Tower, Revolutionary War soldiers' graves, stone memorials, picnic pavilions and historic collections.

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Interesting little stop!

We just came by this new PA State Park by accident. Right on the Delaware River, obviously. Large park with plenty of places to walk and park. Clean. Free. Informative... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
leetl319
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Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States

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Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States
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162 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came by this new PA State Park by accident. Right on the Delaware River, obviously. Large park with plenty of places to walk and park. Clean. Free. Informative personnel. Office was open on a Saturday.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The movie and tour cost $6 total and are well worth it. As in most historical places, just walking around the museum is good but the guided tour makes it come alive! There is a historical novel called "Washington's Crossing" that is very entertaining and tells the story of the Revolutionary War with a focus on these battles.

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Old Bethpage, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boyfriend and me took long holiday weekend road trip from LI, NY starting at Bucks Cty. decided to stop by on 2/19 en route to Philly. Well, we struck gold! Celebrating George's 285th birthday. We hadn't even thought of his birthday when deciding to check out (pretty "DUH" on our part). There were reenactors, tours of several structures, small museum... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy Birthday George! What a great time celebrating the birthday of one of our truly great leaders. Touring the Inn, the Blacksmith shop, the Boats, and of course the amazing Welcome center where we all sang "Happy Birthday" to George. And of course we enjoyed cake cut with Georges own sword. One thing that made this celebration such a success... More 

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East Meadow, New York
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park recognizes and celebrates our first president's crossing of the Delaware River it failed to seem disorganized and very much self-learning. I was not happy having to venture on my own 4 1/2 miles north to find a less than impressive second section very poorly marked by signage that I got lost finding it and then locating the gravesite.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took advantage of perfect weather to visit Washington's Crossing. Sadly the folks at the visitor center were a little more focused on visiting with each other than helping us. If you want to see the movie you have to join a tour group which cost $6 per person. However, they gave us a free map and we explored on our... More 

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

From the relatively new reception center to the historic buildings and locations (as well as an extended visit to Bowman's Tower), this makes a wonderful outing for a family on a nic day from Spring through fall.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Whenever I visit Eastern PA I always try to visit Washington's Crossing as it just does something to my soul. Forget for a moment all of the history that abounds and just stop and be silent as you take in the Delaware river, the beautiful grounds and all the nature that surrounds you. There is just something magical about this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Washington Crossing Historic Park is divided into 2 parts, a Lower part and Upper part. And those 2 parts are about 3 ½ miles (or 5.7 kilometers) apart, so you can either walk or drive between the 2 parts. As far as getting to the park from Philadelphia, the only way is by car, as I don’t think there are... More 

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

After many years in New Jersey, we decided to take in Washington crossing the Delaware. I am glad we did. The activity is well organized with guides in period dress telling you anything you want to know. The PA historical center is open and the 15 minute video gives a nice overview of the actual crossing. The bridge closes at... More 

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