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WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK
WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, New Jersey   08560-1517

Phone: 609-737-0623
Reservations: 609-737-0623
On December 25, 1776, the icy waters of the Delaware River provided the setting for one of the pivotal events of the American Revolution. The Continental Army had little to celebrate that Christmas and seemed beat by hunger and cold. After crossing the rough winter river at night, General George Washington and the Continental Army landed at Johnson┬┐s Ferry, at the site now known as Washington Crossing State Park. At 4 am, they began their march to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian troops in an unexpected attack. This battle was quickly followed by the Second Battle of Trenton on January 2, 1777, and the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.

Originally preserved for its historical significance, the park is also well known for its trails and wildlife habitat. A wide variety of migrating birds use the stream and ravine as a resting place and for nesting. Many bird species winter in the park, creating a perfect location for bird observation year round.

The park supports an interesting assortment of plants including mixed hardwoods, red cedar forests, plantings of Eastern white pine, Japanese larch, Norway spruce and red pine. A splendid variety of spring and summer wildflowers can be found throughout the park. Among the most notable species of wildlife are whitetail deer, fox, raccoon, great-horned owl, screech owl, red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk and Eastern bluebird. The park also is popular for picnicking and, in the winter, for cross-country skiing on existing hiking trails.
History of the Area
On December 25, 1776, the icy waters of the Delaware River provided the setting for one of the pivotal events of the American Revolution. The Continental Army had little to celebrate that Christmas and seemed beat by hunger and cold. After crossing the rough winter river at night, General George Washington and the Continental Army landed at Johnson┬┐s Ferry, at the site now known as Washington Crossing State Park. At 4 am, they began their march to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian troops in an unexpected attack. This battle was quickly followed by the Second Battle of Trenton on January 2, 1777, and the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 20 plays in the park by arat
just saw an article that there were once again open air plays last summer. I missed it! Will there be this summer, 2011?
July 3 Always a favorite
This park has consistently been one of our favorites.
April 11 Beautiful park by Dani
Are they ever going to bring the Open Air Theater back?
Area Fishing Related Businesses
H L Live Bait & Tackle
78 E Bridge St
Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-1400
Bent Creek Preserve
786 Country Ln
Trenton, NJ
(609) 259-9501
Clover Rod & Gun Club Inc
18 Dover Ave
Trenton, NJ
(609) 883-2408
Fishing and Hunting Licenses: Division of Fish Game & Wildlife
501 E State St # 3
Trenton, NJ
(609) 292-2965
Stanley Rose Charters
Newtown, PA
(215) 968-8765
Bathroom by Steve London
212 Bradley CT
Southampton, PA
(215) 968-8765
Area Private Cabins and Lodges
A M Resorts
7 Campus Dr
Newtown, PA
(610) 359-8130
Lafayette Yard Marriott Hotel
1 W Lafayette St
Trenton, NJ
(609) 421-4000
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
400 Oxford Valley Road
Langhorne, PA
(215) 547-4100
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From Interstate 95, take Route 29 north. Follow the signs to the park.
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