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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
McConkey's Ferry Inn in 2014
McConkey's Ferry Inn in 2014
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Coordinates: 40°17′36″N 74°52′14″W / 40.29333°N 74.87056°W / 40.29333; -74.87056Coordinates: 40°17′36″N 74°52′14″W / 40.29333°N 74.87056°W / 40.29333; -74.87056
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Upper Makefield
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18977
Area code(s) 215, 267, and 445
GNIS feature ID 1190624

Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, is a small unincorporated village located in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with a ZIP code of 18977. Formerly known as "Taylorsville," it is most famous for George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. It is also the location of the headquarters of Washington Crossing Historic Park. It is directly across the river from Washington Crossing, New Jersey, to which it is connected by the Washington Crossing Bridge. The Delaware Canal, a 60-mile (97 km) long towpath from Easton to Bristol, runs through Washington Crossing Historic Park. The town also participates in special events, such as a reenactment of Washington's nighttime crossing each year.

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