• Open year-round
  • Visitor center: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Johnson Ferry House: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - noon and 1 pm - 4 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Guided tours
  • Self-guided tours
  • Video
  • School program
  • Christmas Day crossing re-enactment
  • Gift shop
  • Bus parking
  • ADA accessible programs and restrooms
  • Weekends, Memorial Day - Labor Day: $5 per NJ vehicle, $7 out of state

Washington's Crossing State Park

355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560-1517

(609) 737-0623


Washington’s Crossing State Park, along the banks of the Delaware River, commemorates the location of a pivotal event in the American Revolution, General George Washington’s clandestine crossing of the river on Christmas Day 1776. Today, a visitor center and the Johnson Ferry house tell the story of the crossing, the war, and life along the Delaware at the time of the Revolution. The park also features hiking paths, annual events and interpretive programming.

By December of 1776, a dispirited Continental Army, cold and hungry from a long winter and a series of defeats, crossed the Delaware River at Johnson’s Ferry in the dark of night. At 4 am, they began their march to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian troops in an unexpected attack. This win turned the tide of battle, and was quickly followed by wins at the Second Battle of Trenton on January 2, 1777 and the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.


WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • See the Christmas Day crossing re-enactment
  • Stop in at the Visitor Center Museum
  • Take a guided tour of the park
  • See the introductory video
  • Tour the Johnson Ferry House
  • Participate in interpretive programs
  • Walk the trails and enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Delaware River

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Photos courtesy of Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area