Washington Crossing, New Jersey

Washington Crossing, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
The Washington Crossing Bridge in Washington Crossing.
Washington Crossing
Location of Washington Crossing in Mercer County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Washington Crossing
Washington Crossing (New Jersey)
Washington Crossing
Washington Crossing (the US)
Coordinates: 40°17′48″N 74°52′01″W / 40.29667°N 74.86694°W / 40.29667; -74.86694Coordinates: 40°17′48″N 74°52′01″W / 40.29667°N 74.86694°W / 40.29667; -74.86694
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Mercer
Township Hopewell
Elevation[1] 59 ft (18 m)
GNIS feature ID 881558[1]
Washington's Crossing
Nearest city Titusville, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania
Area 872 acres (3.53 km2)[2]
NRHP reference # 66000650
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[3]
Designated NHL January 20, 1961[4]

Washington Crossing is an unincorporated community located within Hopewell Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.[5] It was the location of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River. As part of Washington's Crossing, the community was named a US National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2] The 3,100-acre (13 km2) Washington Crossing State Park is adjacent to the community. The Washington Crossing Bridge connects the community to Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania on the opposite bank of the river.

Each year on Christmas Day since 1952, hundreds of people gather to hear Washington's stand-in deliver stirring words to the troops and watch three boats make the crossing from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.[6]


  1. 1 2 "Washington Crossing". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. 1 2 C. E. Shedd, Jr. (August 1, 1960). National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: Washington Crossing State Parks (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying two photos, from 1960 and undated (32 KB)
  3. National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. "Washington's Crossing". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  5. Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 8, 2015.
  6. Associated Press (25 December 2013). "Crowds Relive Washington's 1776 River Crossing". Weekly Times. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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