Before we SET OFF, a few words about our gem of a park!

Washington Crossing State Park was established in 1912 at the site of the historic river crossing by General George Washington and his troops on Christmas, 1776. 

The original park, which included the Continental Army’s landing site and an overlook of the Delaware River, contained only 100 acres. Major development by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) was accomplished in the 1930s, and over the decades the park has gradually expanded to include more than 3500 acres in both Mercer and Hunterdon counties.

This tour was made possible by a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission and the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.