Washington CrossingUnited States of America

See preserved relics from the American Revolutionary War and visit restored colonial buildings from a bygone era in this special location. 

Washington Crossing is a charming village on the site of a dramatic moment in the American Revolutionary War. Its historic park features fascinating relics relating to the moment George Washington crossed the icy Delaware River in a surprise attack. Travel to the various sights to learn about the location’s importance in U.S. history.

Spot the stone marker that commemorates the river crossing. It was placed here in 1895, before becoming part of Washington Crossing Historic Park in 1918. Stroll through the pleasant fields and woodland patches of this 500-acre (200-hectare) park. Snap photos of the scenic Delaware River, with an impressive bridge in the background.

Sit by the river and think about the historic moment that took place here. On Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington led the Continental Army across the freezing river on the way to Trenton, New Jersey, where they surprised the troops of German Colonel Johann Rall.

Piece together some of the history through visits to the restored colonial buildings dotted throughout the park, including the Thompson-Neely House and the McConkey Ferry Inn. Other historical sights are Bowman’s Hill Tower and the graves of fallen soldiers from the Revolutionary War.

Stroll through the heart of the quaint village of Washington Crossing and enjoy a meal at a local pizzeria. Browse the items on display in the locally owned boutiques. Visit the town on Christmas Day to see the magnificent reenactment of the Washington Crossing of the Delaware River.

Note that the village was formerly known as Taylorsville, before changing to its current name in order to honor the 18th-century event.

The village is on the bend of the Delaware River that runs along the New Jersey border on the eastern flank of Pennsylvania. It is in Bucks County, a little northwest of the city of Trenton. Arrive at Philadelphia International Airport and drive northeast for 40 miles (60 kilometers) to get here.

Washington Crossing is a village that marks one of the most momentous occasions of the early development of the United States.

Top hotels in Washington Crossing

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
3 out of 5
9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
£78
per night
20 Dec-21 Dec

Located in Northeast Philadelphia, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Philadelphia Mills, Parx Casino and Racetrack and Cairnwood Estate. Neshaminy Mall ...

3.7/5Good! (1,437 reviews)

"The people working here were fantastic, helpful, polite, and on point. The rooms were very nice. The bathroom mirror with Bluetooth, lighting, extra features was something else! Breakfast buffet was nice and easy. Would stay again as my first choice."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019

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Red Roof Inn Philadelphia - Trevose
Red Roof Inn Philadelphia - Trevose
2 out of 5
3100 Lincoln Hwy, Feasterville-Trevose, PA
£55
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov

Situated in Feasterville-Trevose, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Neshaminy Mall and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Parx Casino and Racetrack. Penn Community Bank Amphitheater ...

3.4/5Good! (1,831 reviews)

"That The Room Smelt Pleasant And Fresh. Also How I Was Treated From CheckIn Tk Checkout!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Red Roof Inn Philadelphia - Trevose
Days Inn by Wyndham Horsham Philadelphia
Days Inn by Wyndham Horsham Philadelphia
2.5 out of 5
245 Easton Road, Horsham, PA
£55
per night
2 Dec-3 Dec

Situated in Horsham, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Speed Raceway and within 3 miles (5 km) of Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum and Willow Grove Park Mall. ...

3.6/5Good! (2,149 reviews)

"Great counter staff. Quick check in. Only draw back to many smokers at main entrance."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Horsham Philadelphia

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