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Independence Day Festivities At Washington Crossing Historic Park

Step back in time this Fourth of July at Washington Crossing Historic Park

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Washington Crossing Historic Park in Solebury and Upper Makefield townships has announced a filled schedule for its 2024 Independence Day celebration.

The park invites guests to take part in a mix of historical and festive activities, including Living History Day, Colonial Field Day, and the annual Rebels and Redcoats Car Show.

Living History Day

Kick off your Fourth of July by traveling back to July 4, 1776, with Living History Day.

From noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, visitors will experience the daily lives of 18th-century soldiers and civilians at a military encampment. The park will host multiple readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 11, while children under 5, active duty military, and Friends of Washington Crossing Park members enjoy free entry. A family ticket is available for $25 covering two adults and two children from the same household. Admission includes access to Bowman’s Hill Tower. Pre-registration is recommended.

Tickets can be purchased online.

Colonial Field Day

Families and friends can compete in Colonial Field Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Participants will engage in 18th-century games such as cup and ball, Jacob’s ladder, and hoop and stick. Winners will receive a family membership to the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, and all participants will take home a craft kit to create their own toy or game.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Sessions will last one-and-a-half hours starting at 1 a.m. and 1 p.m.

To register, click here.

Rebels and Redcoats Car Show

The fourth annual Rebels and Redcoats Classic Car Show will rev into action on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The show will feature classic cars from America, France, Britain, and Germany, symbolizing the nations involved in the Revolutionary War. Vehicles from model years 1998 and earlier are eligible for the classic category, with an open class available for newer models.

Registration for each car is $25 online (plus a service fee) or $35 on-site.

Spectators can enjoy the event free of charge.

Register your car online.

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