First Crossing Reenactment

december, 2019

sun08dec10:00 amsun4:00 pmFirst Crossing Reenactment10:00 am - 4:00 pm Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PennsylvaniaEvent Type :History & Local HeritageEvent Type 2:Washington Crossing


Event Details

Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing.

During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.

Looking for the Christmas Day crossing event? Here it is:

The first crossing reenactment of the year is set for Sunday, December 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM (the crossing starts around 1 PM).

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11, free for children younger than 5. Admission fees help us keep the Christmas Day crossing free!

In addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations in the Historic Village will offer a full day of fun and learning.

River crossings are contingent upon safe conditions for participants. However, even if conditions do not allow for crossing, ceremonies, speeches and commemorative activities still occur.

Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at the intersection of Routes 532 and 32 (River Road) in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Parking will be clearly marked.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to attend should call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Washington Crossing Historic Park

1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania