Washington Crossing Park
PO Box 103
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
(215) 493-4076
Official Website

Three and a half miles apart, the McConkey's Ferry Section and the Thompson's Mill Section comprise this beautiful 500-acre park. Throughout the sections, a dozen historic sites and structures can be seen.

The Memorial Building and Visitor Center features a documentary film, and changing exhibits, as well as the only exact copy of Leutze's famous painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

Replicas of the heavy wooden Durham boats can be seen in the Durham Boat House. Such boats were originally used to haul iron ore.

Visitors can tour McConkey's Ferry Inn, a beautiful building that served as a guard post during the Continental Army's 1776 encampment in Bucks County.

Several 19th century sites can also be seen, including the 1817 Mahlon K. Taylor House, which has been completely restored to reflect the successful man's lifestyle. The Taylorsville Store, c. 1828, is operated as a general store, open to the public. Hibb's House, built around 1823, is the site of open-hearth cooking demonstrations at times throughout the year. And the Blacksmith's House is the site of periodic where spinning and weaving demonstrations.

The Thompson-Neely House, the oldest section of which dates to 1702, was the December, 1776 headquarters of General Lord Stirling. The house and nearby outbuildings can be toured, as can the restored Thompson-Neely Grist Mill.

One of the most beautiful areas of the Park, Bowman's Hill State Wildflower Preserve features 100 acres of the native plants of Pennsylvania. Visitors can walk miles of trails here, and enjoy special events and exhibits throughout the year. Call for a calendar.

Bowman's Hill Tower, built in 1930 to commemorate this important lookout site, rises 110 feet above the ground, offering a panoramic view of the countryside.

Finally, the graves of America's first unknown soldiers and Captain James Moore (d. December 25, 1776) can be seen at the Park.

Throughout the year Washington Crossing Historic Park presents a wide array of events and programs for the entire family, including the famous Christmas Day Re-enactment of Washington crossing the Delaware. Other encampments, and demonstrations of Colonial chores and crafts can be enjoyed. Call for a schedule.

All of the historic houses can be toured by individuals or Groups. School Groups can enjoy a Guided Tour that will augment lessons regarding the Revolution or other areas of American history.

Hours: Visitor Center: Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Park grounds daily 9 - sunset. Park closed Mondays. Call for House tour times.
Lower Park Historic Houses and Bowman's Tower:
$6.00 each site per person
$11.00 per person combination ticket.Call to confirm hours and fees.
Call for Group rates.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic areas available ($1.00 per car; groups $50.00 - 60.00). General Store on grounds. Call to confirm prices.
Handicapped Access: Partial. Call.
Directions: Rt. 232 (2nd St. Pike) North to Buckmanville. Turn right onto Street Rd. and left onto Lurgan Rd., to Park (Thompson's Mill Section, Bowman's Hill). 30 - 60 minutes north of Philadelphia.

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