From this site, General George Washington and men of the Continental Army and militia crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey. There they attacked and defeated Hessian troops quartered in and around the village. This surprise attack and victory set the stage for Washington's subsequent victories at the Second Battle of Trenton and Princeton. The Crossing and the Trenton / Princeton campaign have become known as the Ten Crucial Days - a campaign that saved Washington's army from defeat, allowing them to fight another day and achieve ultimate victory. Washington Crossing Historic Park preserves and interprets for citizens and visitors the site at which General George Washington planned and executed his daring crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776, leading to victory in the Battle of Trenton and turning the tide of the Revolutionary War, as well as the social and economic history of this important location.
|Address:||1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania 18977