Though we can certainly fill a day for your students with all the site has to offer, some local attractions and activities work well in conjunction with a trip to Washington Crossing Historic Park. If you wish to try any of the following activities or if you wish to book another tour in conjunction with a trip to our Park, please contact the suggested places below directly. Washington Crossing Historic Park can only book tours for their Park.
Some teachers have enjoyed walking their students across the bridge at the Lower Park allowing the kids to "Cross the Delaware" on their own. This can be a neat addition to the day for younger children.
If you are studying the campaign from December of 1776 to January of 1777, the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton is an excellent companion to a trip to the Crossing. The Princeton Battlefield is also a nice addition to a tour of the Crossing. If you really want a full experience, try all three sites! This field trip combination works well with older students, but the young ones can be catered to as well. Washington Crossing State Park, NJ, can also accommodate groups and share their site's history with students.
Bowman's Wildflower Preserve is located across from the Thompson Neely House and can make for a good interdisciplinary field trip of history in the morning and ecology in the afternoon.
If your students are studying the history of the Delaware Canal, we suggest you let us know so we can focus on the Village of Taylorsville during your time at Washington Crossing Historic Park. In combination, students may wish to take a canal mule barge ride in New Hope or visit the Locktender's House operated by the Friends of the Delaware Canal.