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Washington Crossing, New Jersey
The Washington Crossing Bridge in Washington Crossing.
The Washington Crossing Bridge in Washington Crossing.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Mercer
Township Hopewell
59 ft (18 m)
GNIS feature ID 881558
Washington's Crossing
Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, MMA-NYC, 1851.jpg
Emanuel Leutze's 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware
Nearest city Titusville, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania
Area 872 acres (3.53 km2)
NRHP reference No. 66000650
Significant dates
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.

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