First Crossing of 2023
- Location: Washington Crossing Historic Park
- Dates: December 10, 2023
- Address: 1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 18977
- Phone: (215) 493-4076
- Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Price: $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-11, free for children younger than 5. Family rate (2 adults and 2 children) is $25.
Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.
The first opportunity to witness the reenactment is Sunday, December 10, from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Historic Village. The actual crossing begins at approximately 1 PM.