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Washington Crossing in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Crossed the Delaware

 
 
Washington Crossed the Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
1. Washington Crossed the Delaware Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot
Washington
crossed the Delaware
on Christmas night 1776
the eve of the Battle of Trenton.

 
Erected 1895 by Bucks County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 17.744′ N, 74° 52.277′ W. Marker is in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker can be reached from River Road (Pennsylvania Route 32), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is next to the visitor center at Washington Crossing Historic Park, on the banks of the Delaware River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing PA 18977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington's Crossing of Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); The Durham Boat (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Growth of a Village (about 600 feet away); Washington’s Crossing and March to Trenton (about 600 feet away); Washington Crossing the Delaware (about 600 feet away); A Nation's Signature Event (about 700 feet away); The Site of Washington’s Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Washington Crossing.
 
Also see . . .
Marker at Washington Crossing Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
2. Marker at Washington Crossing Historical Park

1. Washington's Crossing. Washington Crossing Historic Park. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Washington Crossing the Delaware. A copy of the famous painting by Emanuel Leutze. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Delaware River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
3. Marker on the Delaware River
Washington hid the boats used during the crossing behind the island seen to the left of the marker in the photo.
Site of Washington's Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
4. Site of Washington's Crossing
This photo, taken from near the marker, looks east toward New Jersey, the direction traveled by Washington and his army on the night of December 25, 1776.
Washington Crossing the Delaware image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 9, 2012
5. Washington Crossing the Delaware
Gen. Washington (standing at left) and his troops are seen here crossing the Delaware River during the 60th annual re-enactment of the Crossing.
The Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 9, 2012
6. The Crossing
Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River in a Durham Boat.
Americans Soldiers at the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 8, 2013
7. Americans Soldiers at the Marker
American troops gather near the marker (seen on the right) in preparation of the annual reenactment of the crossing of the Delaware River.
McConkey's Ferry Inn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
8. McConkey's Ferry Inn
This 18th century Inn and Tavern was used as a headquarters by General Washington on Christmas night 1776 during the crossing.
Scenes from the 2008 Reenactment Ceremonies image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, December 25, 2008
9. Scenes from the 2008 Reenactment Ceremonies
A strong current prevented the actual crossing reenactment, so the ceremonies were limited to shoreline ceremonies
Scenes from the 2008 Reenactment Ceremonies image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, December 25, 2008
10. Scenes from the 2008 Reenactment Ceremonies
Scenes from the 2008 Reenactment Ceremonies image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, December 25, 2008
11. Scenes from the 2008 Reenactment Ceremonies
 
 
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