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Washington Crossing Historic Park

1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 18977-1202
+1 215-493-4076
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Wintry Cold

The museum was nice and warm for such a cold day. The shop was small but interesting and the staff... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ATCerKev
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Central Oregon, Oregon
Historic crossing

Start at the visitor center to get information about everything the park has to offer. There is a... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
igolfCA
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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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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1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 18977-1202
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+1 215-493-4076

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum was nice and warm for such a cold day. The shop was small but interesting and the staff was friendly and helpful.

1  Thank ATCerKev
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Start at the visitor center to get information about everything the park has to offer. There is a film here about the most important 10 days of the Revolutionary War. We had just come from the park on the NJ side and had seen the...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The Park is beautiful and the tour is awesome! Our tour guide was David Price. He was a fountain of knowledge about the crossing and the area. He also has written a book, "Rescuing the Revolution" which is available in their store and since he...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Nice area for walking. Staff in Visitor's center were very nice. Facility seems pretty tired. At least half of the toilets in the ladies room were out of order. It seems due to budget cuts, buildings are now on limited hours. Most were closed on...More

Thank Virginia L
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The fall colors and the quite and the river made it feel like you could have stepped back in time. For what it's representing it was well done. Good day trip, but about an hour from anything else.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Visitor Center is easy to miss as there was no signage that we could see. The introductory video about the crossing is interesting. Be sure to take a guided tour. It is only $6 per person. Our guide (David) was very knowledgeable and had...More

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I would definitely recommend Washington Crossing for a lovely hike any time of year. You can hike near the canal or on paths. You can explore some of the buildings that house replica boats and learn some of the history of the area. There's a...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

In the past my school would go to Philadelphia for our annual 5th grade trip but decided to try Washington Crossing this year. We were not disappointed. We attended their Colonial Days event which offered an educational day where students were able to experience different...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This represents a great piece of history. Attended a festival which was centered around American history in that time period. A lot of information in the main center and the grounds are interesting. The exhibits show the many facets of America's revolutionary conflict. If you...More

1  Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a lovely area with significant history. The Visitors Center is beautiful. There is plenty of parking across from it, well marked. We went inside to get maps, etc and there is plenty to see inside. We then went outside and walked to the...More

1  Thank Thelrose
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Julienne84
5 March 2018|
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Response from MollyLynne | Reviewed this property |
I do believe there are parts of the park that are handicap accessible. I would call the park directly-they do have a ranger station.
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luvnaruba
13 October 2017|
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Response from Beakertroyd | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely - the outdoor portion is very much accessible, and there's a ramp for getting into the visitor's center. The visitor's center is very much accessible, wide open spaces in the interior. Enjoy!
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gino41
1 December 2016|
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Response from Emily W | Property representative |
Great question! First, the bridge is not closed for the December 11 crossing, just on Christmas Day. To be completely honest, we're not sure how well you can hear it. We place speakers on the PA side of the river only, so it... More
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