Washington Crossing, PA
Washington Crossing Area and Community Information
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania is best known for the location where General George Washington crossed the Delaware River in 1776. The community offers a variety of quaint shops, restaurants and stores. Washington Crossing Historic Park offers visitors tours inside the Bowman's Hill Tower. The famous War for Independence was led by General George Washington where they had been defeated during the early winter of 1776. They crossed the river against all odds on the night of December 25th. This decision eventually led to victory. Washington Crossing PA homes are found throughout the county.
Washington Crossing Historic Park
The Washington Crossing Historic Park is a 500 acre facility which is operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The park is divided into two separate sections. The Lower park includes the unincorporated village of Washington Crossing. This Village was formerly known as "Taylorsville". The village is located directly across the water from Titusville, New Jersey and is connected by the Washington Crossing Bridge.
The Lower Park includes 13 historic buildings as well as several replica boats which are used during the special Christmas Day Reenactment. The Lower portion of the park also houses the visitors center which features a small exhibition and contains several revolutionary war artifacts.
Located approximately four miles to the North is the Upper Park. This 100 acre area contains several historic buildings. Included in this historic area is Bowman's Hill Tower as well as the Thompson-Neely House.
Those who invest in real estate in this area will have the Washington crossing reenactment to look forward to. Washington Crossing Historic Park is the site of this annual event. This reenactment annually commemorates Washington's Crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night in 1776. Those participating in the reenactment appear in full uniform as they prepare to cross the Delaware. The reenactment occurs about 1pm on Christmas Day, and the rest of the day is filled with speeches, demonstrations and activities in the historic village.