When to Go To Washington Crossing: April is a good month to visit because you might combine your visit to washington Crossing with a visit to Longwood Gardens where on the second or third week in April the tulip gardens are in full bloom. Otherwise May until October are good months to visit and enjoy outdoor activities and the costumed re-enactments. Fourth of July is sure to bring costumed re-enactors for interesting sightseeing at Washington Crossing State Park
Christmas Day commemorates the crossing with a costumed reenactment.
By Auto: From the south take Route 95 to Baltimore, Stay on route 95 as it turns into 295 past Delaware River. Head north on Route 32, River Road.
From the north,: Route I-95 to the Delaware River, the first exit in Pa on I-95. Head north on River road.
By Air: Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and rental car
New Hope, Washington Crossing, Delaware River, PA Sightseeing
bridge to a bike and walking trail beside the river on the Titusville, New Jersey side where loop trails range from seven to seventy miles along the Delaware and Raritan Canal.
On special holidays at Washington's Crossing, costumed guides cook meals over open-hearth colonial-style ovens while soldiers drill and practice for the battle.
Re-enactors take the part of Hessian soldiers
Each Christmas, a hardy bunch of re-enactors launches replica boats to live again that wintry crossing during the War of Independence.
Washington Crossing State Park offers a museum and several building with period furniture and historic displays.
New Hope is just north of the Washington Crossing and the Old Post Road Route One as it runs through Philadelphia. You can sightsee along the Delaware River on Pennsylvania's Trail of History without ever straying too far Route I-95.
Photos Courtesy Bucks County
Photos Courtesy Bucks County Tourism
New Hope offers craft shops, trendy restaurants, and The New Hope and Iveyland RR steam rail line. The Michener Art Museum, built in 1993 to honor Bucks County resident and Pulitzer Prize winning author James A. Michener is a satellite museum for the first Michener Museum in nearby Doylston.
A small section of the canal locks in New Hope offers a canal barge ride pulled by mules.
Just south of New Hope on the Delaware River, the 1752 McKonkey Ferry Inn and Tavern building offers tours where George Washington reportedly dined with his commanders before crossing the Delaware River, The site is in Washington Crossing State Park where you will find walking and biking trails beside the antique buildings
Christmas day Re-enactment the soldiers march toward Trenton NJ after crossing the Delaware River
The Town of New Hope along the banks of the Delaware River preserves its mid 1800s look by offering steam train rides, canal boat rides, and artistic gift shops and galleries.
New Hope was once a canal boat and ferry stop but has re-emerged as a vibrant art community with an art museum, galleries, and specialty shops.
Washington Crossing State Park
Photos Courtesy Bucks County