Relive George Washington’s Delaware River Crossing

December 10, 2017 12:49 pm0 commentsViews: 22
Share Button

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.

 

Groups of soldiers in snow-w3

 

George in boat crossing-w   George confering with officer-w

The 65th annual Christmas Day crossing will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on December 25 (actual crossing at 1 p.m.). The Christmas Day crossing is free, and it is recommended that visitors arrive before 1 p.m. to ensure a good place along the viewing line.

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 Rtes. 532 and 32 (River Road) in Bucks County, PA. To stay up-to-date on what is happening in the park, visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org. ■

Comments

comments