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Washington Crossing Historic Park – Washington Crossing (Upper Makefield Township), Bucks County, PA
Distance –  we did 0.75 miles total
Type – Out-and-back
Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Washington Crossing Historic Park
Open – Visitors Center – 10 AM – 5 PM.

They do guided tours of the village at half past every hour.  You can also walk the village on your own, which is what we did.

Terrain – Riverside lawns
Surface – Paved or grass.

Trailheads –  40°17’44.54″N,  74°52’20.86″W (at the crosswalk from the parking lot)

Directions – 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Parking – Large lot across from the Visitors Center

Dog friendly? Unsure.
Stroller friendly? Very, except the steps to the river
Benches? Some.
Facilities?: Forgot to look, but should be some at the visitors center

Markings – None
Map – Map can be found here

Description –

After seeing all that the New Jersey park at Washington’s Crossing has to offer, we pretty much always brave the narrow bridge (fun fact – as a kid my dad used to tell me that Washington crossed the Delaware on the boats, but they just walked across the bridge on the way back because their arms were tired.  Thanks Dad.) to go over to the Pennsylvania side.  There, you can do a short walk to see a bunch of pretty historic buildings.

We start outside the Visitors Center (which we never seem to catch open, which is our fault, not their hours fault) at the statue of General Washington.




We then walk around the back of the Visitors Center to see the stone monument.

Then, it’s down the steps to the river bank.  Down there, there are pretty views of the Greatest State in the Country (New Jersey, duh).

To the steps.

Pretty flowers on the way down the steps.

Where Washington crossed the Delaware.

Geese reenacting the crossing for me.

Then its back up the steps and onto the paved pathway.



This heads down to the historic village of McConkey’s Ferry.  Along the way are  a whole array of pretty historic buildings.

Many more nice buildings, replica crossing boats, and a blacksmith shop are along the path, but most of my other pictures had people in them, so you’ll have to go yourself to see!

Nearby: Washington Crossing State Park New Jersey is just across the river!

The Good

Lots of historic buildings to look at, plus views of the river.

The Could Be Better

It's not in New Jersey, but we try not to hold that against it.

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Well worth checking out, especially after a day in New Jersey's Washington Crossing State Park.

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