Washington Crossing Historic Park is the site where Gen. George Washington's army crossed the Delaware River from Pennsylvania into New Jersey on Christmas night in 1776. A series of military victories over the ensuing two weeks helped turn the tide of the American Revolution.
About the park:
— Founded in 1917.
— Located in Washington Crossing, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia.
— Consists of two parts, separated by about 4 miles.
— Southern portion contains the spot of the crossing, along with a new visitor center, soccer fields and open space.
— Northern portion, near the arts enclave of New Hope, provides access to the Delaware River canal path, a wildflower preserve and a popular sightseeing spot, Bowman's Hill Tower.
— Across the river, on the New Jersey side, is Washington Crossing State Park.