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LOCATION - The park is 8 miles north of Trenton on New Jersey 29 and then northeast on New Jersey 546.

 

FEATURES - Washington Crossing is where General Washington and his Continental army made their historic crossing of the Delaware River Christmas night, 1776.

 

ACTIVITIES - Continental Lane is marked with historical memorials. An annual reenactment of Washington's crossing of the Delaware begins on the Pennsylvania side of the park at 2:00 on December 25 when volunteers maneuver replicas of the Durham boats.

 

Tour the visitor center open Wednesday-Sunday and tour the Revolutionary War museum and nature center. Historic Nelson House, across New Jersey 29 on the Delaware River, is open summers. For information, call 609-737-1783.

 

The eighteenth-century Ferry House, located at the south end of Continental Lane, is open Wednesday-Sunday and features living history demonstrations. For more information, call 609-737-2515. Stroll through George Washington Memorial Arboretum.

 

During the summer, attend performances at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theater. For information, call 609-737-1826.

 

The park has a nature center and picnic sites. Go hiking on 13 miles of trails, mountain biking on the bicycle trail, and horseback riding along 2.5 miles of equestrian trails. Fish in the Delaware River or in the Delaware and Raritan Canal for bass, catfish, and panfish. During the winter, go crosscountry skiing, sledding, and ice skating.

 

Watch a planetarium show and tour the state museum in Trenton at 205 West State Street. For information, call 609-292-6333 or 609-292-6308.

 

INFORMATION

Washington Crossing State Park

355 Washington Crossing, Pennington Road

Titusville, New Jersey 08560-1517

telephone 609-737-0623

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