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Free Guided History Tours at Washington Crossing State Park

by Community Contributor

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

Tickets are free. As space is limited, all tickets must be reserved at Eventbrite where you also will find a schedule of tours.

Tours begin at the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum with an 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 also will 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 they will learn about the reasons why General Washington chose this spot for his history-changing campaign. From there, participants will investigate the Park’s Stone Barn, which contains 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, at the nearby Landing Overlook, tour leaders 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 WCPA 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 1. After that, a $5 per car (cash only) entry fee applies on weekends until Labor Day. For more events at the Park, click here.

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