On the Trail of History is a series of brief descriptions of PHMC's historic sites and museums.

History comes alive for visitors to Washington Crossing Historic Park, where George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776 to attack the unsuspecting enemy forces at Trenton, New Jersey. Washington’s victory bolstered the morale of his tattered army, changing the course of the American Revolution. On December 25, an actor portraying the general reenacts the legendary crossing of the perilous, ice-choked river. The historic site in bucolic Bucks County also observes Washington’s birthday each year on February 22 with special events and family activities.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Post Office Box 103
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania 18977
(215) 493-4076