• Grounds: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Tours: 11am-12pm and 1-4pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Special programs held throughout the year
  • ADA accessible bathrooms
  • Visitor Center
  • Free

Johnson Ferry House

355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560


Bearing witness to General Washington’s trip across the Delaware River on Christmas Eve 1776, the Johnson Ferry House was also home to followers of the eighteenth-century religious movement, The Great Awakening. This circa-1740 farmhouse located in Washington Crossing State Park, near the Delaware River, was built by Garret Johnson on a 490-acre tract. James Slack operated the ferry service in 1776. In addition to using the ferry service, General Washington and other officers are presumed to have used the house at the time of the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware.

The keeping room, bedchamber, and textile room are furnished with local period pieces, like the furniture used by the Johnson family from 1740 to 1770. The site also includes an eighteenth-century kitchen garden.


  • Discover the history of Washington’s crossing of the Delaware

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