Crossing reenactments set for December 12 and 25

Each December, thousands gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring river crossing. During the event, hundreds of reenactors listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.

The public has two opportunities to witness the crossing at Washington Crossing Historic Park. First Crossing: Sunday, December 12. The First Crossing takes place in the Historic Village near the park Visitor Center from 10 AM to 4 PM. In addition to the actual crossing reenactment at 1 PM, activities and demonstrations in the Historic Village offer a full day of fun and learning. Tickets to the First Crossing is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11, free for children younger than 5.

Christmas Day Crossing: Saturday, December 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM. You many attend the Christmas Day crossing for free.
First Crossing: Sunday, December 12 The First Crossing takes place in the Historic Village near the park Visitor Center from 10 AM to 4 PM. In addition to the actual crossing reenactment* at 1 PM, activities and demonstrations in the Historic Village offer a full day of fun and learning.

During this event, you’ll get to… See how soldiers drilled to stay battle-ready Listen to the park’s fife and drum corps perform Learn how cannons were loaded and fired Watch blacksmiths demonstrate their craft Browse the wares of colonial craftspeople Try your hand at colonial-era games  And much more! Tickets to the First Crossing is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11, free for children younger than 5. Proceeds help us offer the Christmas Day crossing for free.

*The crossing is identical to what we do Christmas Day. It’s not a practice run!

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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