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Independence Day Weekend at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA)

WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. – The public is invited to spend the extended Independence Day weekend at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). The schedule of events includes:



            A full day of activities starts with a free Classic Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. Those wishing to register a car in the show should visit

            The day will continue at 6 p.m. with an Old-Fashioned Community Picnic. Attendees are invited to bring their own dinner, picnic supplies and lawn games (no open flames allowed). Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative Picnic Display, Most Delectable Menu, and Best in Show. Picnickers should register at 

At 8 p.m., Broad Street Brass will hold a free concert featuring patriotic music and other selections. The day will end with a firework’s show at 9 p.m. (fireworks rain date is July 7).

All activities will be held in the large field diagonal to the park’s Visitor Center and across River Road.  



            This day features a full slate of outdoor recreational activities sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Activities include:


  • Geocaching 101 at 10 a.m. This activity is free but registration is required at Meet at the Visitor Center. Limited to 10 families.


  • Wildlife Olympics for Kids at 1 p.m. (ages 4 – 12). This activity is free and no registration is required. Meet in the large field diagonal from the Visitor Center and across River Road.


  • Family bike ride on the canal towpath at 3 p.m. This activity is free and no registration is required. Meet at the General Sullivan pavilion behind the Thompson-Neely House (1638 River Road, New Hope, Pa.). The ride will be approximately 8 miles. Bring your own bikes.



            See living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour historic buildings, and see a military encampment from noon to 4 p.m. A highlight of the day will be readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Admission to the event, which will be held rain or shine, is $8 for adults (age 12 and over), $4 for children (ages 5-11) and free for those under age five. Refreshments will be available for purchase.  All proceeds from this event support educational and historical programming in the park. 


Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at the intersection of Routes 32 and 532. To stay up-to-date on what is happening in the park, visit



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