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Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park preserves the site of George Washington’s dramatic boat crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolution and is a National Historic Landmark.

The Upper Section of the park has historic buildings, walking paths, picnic pavilions, fishing, and historical and environmental education programs.

The Lower Section of the park has historic buildings, walking paths, picnicking, picnic pavilions, fishing, non-motorized boat launching, outdoor recreation programs, historical and environmental education programs, and hosts special events and re-enactments.

The 125-foot Bowman’s Hill Tower, located in the Upper Section off of Lurgan Road, provides a fabulous view of the Delaware River Valley. An entry fee is charged. The tower closes for the winter season.

Parts of the park are operated by the Friends of Washington Crossing and may charge a fee. Other parts of the park are free and open sunrise to sunset.

Nearby Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve showcases the extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania. An entrance fee is charged.

Seasons and Hours

Washington Crossing Historic Park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The visitor center and historic building tours are available to the public during specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

Pennsylvania map with the location of Washington Crossing Historic Park 

 Directions

The park office and visitor center is on River Road (PA 32), 300 yards north of PA 532.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.295  Long. -74.87205

The Upper Section is 3.5 miles north. The GPS coordinates below are for the Thompson-Neely Homestead which is on River Road (PA 32) across from the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.33133  Long. -74.93831

The circular map shows the roads near Washington Crossing Historic Park. 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Top 10 Activities at Washington Crossing Historic Park

  1. Take a guided tour of the park.
  2. Bicycle throughout the paved trails of the park and/or along the Delaware Canal towpath to visit both the Upper and Lower sections of the park.
  3. Join thousands of other people to attend the Christmas Day Annual Re-enactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware River.
  4. Visit the best scenic view of Bucks County at Bowman’s Hill Tower.
  5. Learn to kayak in the lagoon or canal before graduating to the Delaware River.
  6. Appreciate the historic collections in the visitor’s center exhibit area.
  7. Attend an environmental education program covering many topics of interest.
  8. Run a race…as there are many offered throughout the year.
  9. Pay respect to those that make the ultimate sacrifice for their country and are honored at Soldier’s Grave.
  10. Experience history!

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available to visitors within the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact an employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

St. Mary Medical Center
1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-710-2000

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