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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
McConkey's Ferry Inn in 2014
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|Elevation||56 ft (17 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|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.
Points of interest
- Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
- Washington Crossing Historic Park
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