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Washington's Crossing

Washington's Crossing
Washington's Crossing is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Washington's Crossing
Nearest city Titusville, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania
Coordinates
Area 872 acres (3.53 km2)[1]
Built 1776
Governing body State
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]

References

  1. ^ a b and Accompanying two photos, from 1960 and undated PDF (32 KB)
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