2nd Annual Washington’s Landing in New Jersey
December 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
On December 10, from 11 am to 3:30 pm, please join NJ State Park historians, the Washington Crossing Park Association, the First Rhode Island Regiment, and other NJ-based reenactor groups who will give the public an opportunity to experience both the Crossing and the March to Trenton through the eyes of the men and women who lived it.
The title of this event is “Washington’s Landing in New Jersey,” which occurs on the same day as the Pennsylvania Park’s rehearsal crossing of the Delaware. The encampment will take place at the New Jersey Park’s “Overlook,” next to the historic Johnson Ferry House, with a wonderful view of the river below. Reenactors will patrol the lower park and encourage visitors to undertake a brief “march” — led by Ronald Rinaldi as General Nathaneal Greene — over the Park’s pedestrian bridge and up to its Overlook to be met with cozy fires, hot cider, and skilled reenactors who will regale them with tales of the rich history that took place in Mercer County. NJ historians will narrate the Crossing rehearsal, and special efforts will be made to engage the youngest visitors in hopes of sparking their interest in New Jersey history. Free to enter, but a $10/carload donation is requested!