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Free Guided History Tours at Washington Crossing State Park

Beginning Sunday, May 28th the Historic Education Committee of the Washington Crossing Park Association (WCPA) will lead tours of the State Park on various Sundays from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

 

Tickets are free. As space is limited, all tickets must be reserved at Eventbrite. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-washington-crossing-state-park-historic-walking-tours-tickets-634898156477)

 

Tours begin at the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum with a tour overview and a screening of the film, "Ten Crucial Days: The Road to Liberty." Tour guides and state park historians will introduce participants to the Museum's world-class Swan Historical Foundation Collection of Revolutionary War artifacts. They will also discuss Lloyd Garrison's painting of Washington's Crossing, and how it compares to other depictions of the 1776 Crossing.

 

Next, visitors will walk down Sullivan Drive to the entrance to Continental Lane, where you will engage in a discussion on the reasons why General Washington chose this spot for his history-changing campaign. From there, participants will walk to the park's Stone Barn where they will examine a map of the Battle of Trenton and a large diorama of Washington's Crossing, the March to Trenton, and the Battle of Trenton.

 

Finally, visitors will walk to the nearby Landing Overlook, where they will discuss the significance of the nearby 1740s Johnson Ferry House, and the importance of ferryboat operations to the Crossing and Landing.

 

Our tours are free but donations to the Washington Crossing Park Association are gratefully accepted.

 

Tours are contingent on the weather. For updates: call the Visitors Center at 609-737-0623. You may also visit https://www.wcpa-nj.com/historic-tours for more information.

 

NOTE: There are no park entrance fees until July 1st. After that, a $5 per car (cash only) entry fee applies on weekends until Labor Day.

 

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