NJCH is proud to sponsor “Washington’s Landing in New Jersey” on December 10, 2023.
As a complement to the Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park of Pennsylvania’s “First Crossing” rehearsal event, we invite you to experience “the rest of the story” of George Washington’s fateful trip across the Delaware in 1776! Join State Park historians, the Washington Crossing Park Association, the First Rhode Island Regiment and other NJ-based reenactor groups who will give the public an opportunity to experience both the Crossing and the March to Trenton through the eyes of the men and women who lived it.The encampment will take place at the New Jersey Park’s “Overlook,” next to the historic Johnson Ferry House. Reenactors will patrol the lower park, encouraging visitors to undertake a brief “march” over the Park’s pedestrian bridge and up to the Overlook, where cozy fires and skilled reenactors will regale them with tales of the rich history that took place in Mercer County. The event will feature programming throughout the day, as well as cider, donuts and ongoing tours at the Johnson Ferry House. $10 per carload suggested donation.