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Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 river crossing. During the event, visitors watch as two hundred re-enactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in three replica Durham boats and the battoe “Moon”, a small river boat.
The Crossing Dressing Rehearsal will occur on Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The crossing to New Jersey will occur at 1 p.m. The Christmas Crossing, which General Washington and his brave troops performed, will occur on Christmas Day at 1 p.m. The cost to attend the dress rehearsal is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 5 to 11, and free for children under age 5. Proceeds support future crossings.
“During the dress rehearsal, the troops cross the river in uniform just as they do on Christmas Day, plus additional activities and demonstrations take place throughout the historic village,” says John Godzieba, president of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park and current General Washington interpreter. “ft’s a wonderful family event.”
Washington Crossing Historic Park commemorates the site of General George Washington’s famous Delaware River crossing on Christmas Day 1776. The 500 acre park also includes the Thompson-Neely House, an 18th century farmhouse used as a hospital to care for sick and wounded Continental soldiers, and Bowman’s Hill Tower, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Recreational areas of the Park are available for picnicking, hiking and wildlife-watching.
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Christmas Cookie Sale, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Church of the fncarnation, 1505 MakefiHOG 5RDG. MORRISVILLE
Three Arches CraftLGift Show, Nov. 15 to Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 335 Trenton R0ad. FAIRLESS HILLS