Washington Crossing, New Jersey
|Washington Crossing, New Jersey|
The Washington Crossing Bridge in Washington Crossing.
Location of Washington Crossing in Mercer County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Washington Crossing (New Jersey)
Washington Crossing (the US)
|Coordinates: 40°17′48″N 74°52′01″W / 40.29667°N 74.86694°WCoordinates: 40°17′48″N 74°52′01″W / 40.29667°N 74.86694°W|
|Elevation||59 ft (18 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||881558|
|Nearest city||Titusville, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania|
|Area||872 acres (3.53 km2)|
|NRHP reference #||66000650|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||January 20, 1961|
Washington Crossing is an unincorporated community located within Hopewell Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. 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. 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.
- "Washington Crossing". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- 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)
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Washington's Crossing". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 8, 2015.
- Associated Press (25 December 2013). "Crowds Relive Washington's 1776 River Crossing". Weekly Times. Retrieved 25 December 2013.