NEARBY WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK
Open Air Theatre: The theater is operated by the Washington Crossing Association of New Jersey from June through August. A summer festival of music and drama is presented on an open outdoor stage. View this summer's schedule of performances. For more information, call (609) 737-1826.
Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum:The Center's exhibit galleries explore the many facets of America's revolutionary conflict with an emphasis on the military campaign known as "The Ten Crucial Days." The events of these ten days, December 25, 1776 through January 3, 1777, include the Continental Army's crossing of the Delaware River and the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, year round. For more information, call (609) 737-9303. Check the Calendar of Events for current programs offered by the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum.
Swan Historical Foundation Collection: The Swan collection represents a living military history laboratory of the American Revolution. Over 700 original objects interpret the era, circa 1745 through 1789. Open Wednesday through Sunday, year round. For more information, call (609) 737-9303.
Johnson Ferry House:This early 18th-century gambrel roof farmhouse and tavern near the Delaware River was owned by Garret Johnson, who operated a 490-acre colonial plantation and a ferry service across the river in the 1700s. The house was likely used briefly by General Washington and other officers at the time of the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware. The keeping room, bedchamber and textile room are furnished with local period pieces, probably similar to the furniture used by the Johnson family from 1740 to 1770. The site also includes an 18th-century kitchen garden. Living history demonstrations are frequently held on weekends. The Johnson Ferry House will be open weekends only this July and August. Please call the Ferry House for further information on their summer schedule at (609) 737-2515.
Interpretive Center:Outdoor nature education programs are offered for schools, youth groups, community organizations and visitors to the park. Open Wednesday through Sunday, year round. For information, call (609) 737-0609.
Check the Calendar of Events for current programs offered by the Interpretive Center at Washington Crossing State Park. Keep up to date of what is going on at Washington Crossing State Park by downloading the latest edition of Nature's Grapevine.
Washington Crossing Natural Area (140 acres): Trails leading from the Interpretive Center take visitors through a mature mixed oak-hardwood forest, young woodlands and successional fields. A nature blind offers quiet observation of birds, deer and other mammals. The natural area supports the spring avens, a rare woodland herb of the rose family.