Washington's Crossing

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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
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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, 2013 marked the 61st reenactment of Washington's Crossing.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 C. E. Shedd, Jr. (August 1, 1960). National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: Washington Crossing State Parks (pdf). National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> and Accompanying two photos, from 1960 and undated PDF (32 KB)
  2. Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Washington's Crossing". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Associated Press (25 December 2013). "Crowds Relive Washington's 1776 River Crossing". Weekly Times. Retrieved 25 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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