On December 25, 1776, the icy waters of the Delaware River provided the setting for one of the pivotal events of the American Revolution. The Continental Army had little to celebrate that Christmas and seemed beat by hunger and cold. After crossing the rough winter river at night, General George Washington and the Continental Army landed at Johnson’s Ferry, at the site now known as Washington Crossing State Park. At 4 am, they began their march to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian troops in an unexpected attack. This battle was quickly followed by the Second Battle of Trenton on January 2, 1777, and the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.
Facilities & Activities:
Museum / Visitor Center
Open Air Theatre
Swan Historical Foundation: Collection of the American Revolution
Johnson Ferry House
Picnic tables, picnic shelters, group picnic facilities, group picnic shelters
cross-country skiing, snowshoeing
There are 15 miles of moderate trails to enjoy throughout Washington Crossing State Park. These trails are not ADA accessible.
Group campsites: Four group sites with picnic tables, fire rings, and portable toilets. Campsite A accommodates up to 50 people. Open
April 1 to October 31.
The park offers a Group Picnic Area at the Green Grove for larger groups. It can accommodate 125 people, provides shelter, playfields and playground equipment.
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