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About Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pa.

September 22, 2013
Associated Press

Washington Crossing Historic Park is the site where Gen. George Washington's army crossed the Delaware River from Pennsylvania into New Jersey on Christmas night in 1776. A series of military victories over the ensuing two weeks helped turn the tide of the American Revolution.

About the park:

— Founded in 1917.

— Located in Washington Crossing, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia.

— Consists of two parts, separated by about 4 miles.

— Southern portion contains the spot of the crossing, along with a new visitor center, soccer fields and open space.

— Northern portion, near the arts enclave of New Hope, provides access to the Delaware River canal path, a wildflower preserve and a popular sightseeing spot, Bowman's Hill Tower.

— Across the river, on the New Jersey side, is Washington Crossing State Park.



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