Washington's Crossing

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For the book by David Hackett Fischer, see Washington's Crossing (book).
Washington's Crossing
Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, MMA-NYC, 1851.jpg
Washington's Crossing is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Washington's Crossing
Nearest city Titusville, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°18′00″N 74°52′24″W / 40.3°N 74.8734°W / 40.3; -74.8734
Area 872 acres (3.53 km2)[1]
Built 1776
NRHP Reference # 66000650
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL January 20, 1961[3]

Washington's Crossing is the location of Washington's crossing of the Delaware on the Delaware River in Washington Crossing, New Jersey and Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. The site was named a US National Historic Landmark in 1961.[1][3]

It comprises two state parks: on the New Jersey side, the 3,100-acre (13 km2) Washington Crossing State Park, and on the Pennsylvania side, the 500-acre (2.0 km2) Washington Crossing Historic Park.

Each year on Christmas Day, hundreds of people gather to hear Washington’s stand-in deliver stirring words to the troops and watch three boats make the crossing from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. December 25, 2016 will marked the 64th reenactment of Washington's Crossing when he crossed the Delaware river over 240 years ago.[4]


  1. ^ a b C. E. Shedd, Jr. (August 1, 1960). National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: Washington Crossing State Parks (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, from 1960 and undated PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b "Washington's Crossing". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (25 December 2013). "Crowds Relive Washington's 1776 River Crossing". Weekly Times. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 40°18′00″N 74°52′24″W / 40.3°N 74.8734°W / 40.3; -74.8734