Washington Crossing Pennsylvania State Park Photos
On Christmas Day 1776, George Washington & the Continental army crossed the ice covered Delaware River on its way to Trenton, NJ, where they surprised & defeated 1500 British-Hessian (German) mercenaries. This morale boosting victory was symbolized by the crossing & became an American icon. The crossing site was a small village that had a very small fleet of ferry row boats. The village was renamed Washington Crossing & has been preserved in time.
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|Washington crossing the Delaware River in a boat on sculpted monument at Washington Crossing State Park. PA.||Bridge across Delaware River at Washington Crossing State Park. PA.||Historic buildings where George Washington's troops crossed the Delaware River at Washington Crossing. PA.||Historic stone inn at Washington Crossing State Park. PA.|
|Copy (1970) of painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware River (original 1851 by Emmanuel Leutze) at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.|