Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Tours and

Ten Crucial Days Hereditary Organization/Legacy Unit

Commemorative Wreath Laying Events

December 10, 2023

January 7, 2024

 

Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, December 9th, “Traversing the Ten Crucial Days” Bus Tour from 9 AM to 5 PM. For information about tours to Washington Crossing, the battles of Trenton, Assunpink Creek and Princeton click here.

Sunday, December 10 

10:00 – 1045 AM Commemorative Wreath Laying Event Trenton Battle Monument 350 N Warren St, Trenton, NJ 08618

  • Parking is along North Warren Street or at the Greater Zion-Mount AME Church 42 Pennington Rd., Trenton NJ 08618 (Directions: click here)

  • Color Guard Muster 9:30 AM

  • Color Guard RSVP Link TK

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Travel to Washington Crossing.

  • Recommend ordering lunch at Colonial Farms Gourmet Market (click here) 1108 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing PA, 18977 • Phone: 215-493-1548

  • Directions to Colonial Farms Gourmet Market click here.

12:30 to 2 pm "First Crossing" Reenactment Washington Crossing Historic Park.

2:15 to 2:45 pm Hereditary Organization/Military Commemorative Wreath Laying Event at Washington Crossing Historic Park Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Street Washington Crossing, PA 18977

  • Directions, click here

  • Color Guard Muster 1:45 pm at the Washington Monument in front of the Visitors Center.

  • RSVP your participation at this event, TK

  • Parking signs will direct you to just north of the Visitor Center at the "Valley of Concentration" parking Lot (Directions: click here)

Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th, 2024

Assunpink Creek and Princeton 

Saturday, January 6th from 9 am to 5 pm – Traversing the Ten Crucial Days” Bus Tour from 9 AM to 5 PM. For information about tours to Washington Crossing, the battles of Trenton, Assunpink Creek and Princeton click here.

6:30 pm Legacy Unit Dinner - By invitation only. Details TK

Sunday, January 7th - Registrants for the "Traversing the Ten Crucial Days” Bus Tour" will also receive a ticket to Princeton Battlefield Society's "Experience the Battle of Princeton" reenactment.

8:30 – Getting to the “Experience the Battle of Princeton” Reenactment

  • Princeton Battlefield, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Parking Option #1: Shuttle Service will run from the West Parking Garage, 162 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Directions to West Parking Garage, Click here.

  • Parking Option #2 Reserved Parking for Hereditary Organization members, Color Guard, and Legacy Unit Representatives. Report to the Princeton Battlefield State Park, Parking lot. Parking along at the Princeton Battlefield State Park and on Mercer Street will be limited. Given the limited parking space, some may be asked to opt for Option #2 below.

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM “Experience the Battle of Princeton” Reenactment

o  Plan to arrive at Princeton Battlefield State Park by 9:15 am!

o   9:45 - Introductions and comments on the Ten Crucial Days of 1776-77

o   10:00 - Narration and reenactment of the Battle of Princeton

o   1:00 - Converse with British and American reenactors and living historians

11:30 to 12:15 AM Hereditary Organization/Military Commemorative Wreath Laying at Princeton Battlefield. Color Guard Muster 11:00 AM

o   Hereditary Organization dignitaries will be introduced and are asked to bring greetings.

o   Local Representatives will be introduced.

o   Legacy Unit Representatives will be introduced. A representative of each unit will explain their unit’s role in the Ten Crucial Days campaigns.

o   Dress: We ask that representatives use Class A dress. However, weather conditions may determine that Field Dress is more appropriate. We will notify all representatives before the event.

o   Colors: Representative legacy units may carry their colors with the SAR Color Guard or have a representative of the SAR carry the legacy unit colors

2022-2023 Units that Attended:

  1. 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery "Hamilton’s Own," representing the New York Provincial Company of Artillery

  2. United States Marine Corps, representing the Pennsylvania, and Continental Marines

  3. 198th Signal Battalion of the Delaware Army National Guard, representing the Haslett's 1st Delaware Regiment

  4. 103rd Engineer Battalion of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, "The Dandy First," representing the Philadelphia State Artillery Company

  5. The 29th Division,175th Infantry Regiment of the Maryland Army National Guard, “Fifth Maryland,” representing Smallwood’s Maryland Regiment

  6. U.S. Army 111th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division

  7. 3rd Division, 112th Field Artillery Battalion of the New Jersey Army National Guard, representing East Jersey Artillery Company, "Neil’s Battery." 

  8. Queen's Royal Lancers, “The Death or Glory Boys,” representing the Queen’s16th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

1:00 to 2:00 PM "Dutch" Lunch - Leonardo's II, 2021 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, NJ 08648

o   Directions from Princeton Battlefield to Leonardo’s II: Click here.

2:30 to 3:15 pm Hereditary Organization/Military Commemorative Wreath Laying at Assunpink Creek, Mill Hill Park, at the corner of Front and Broad Streets, Trenton, NJ 08608 Direction to Parking: Artworks, 115 – 135 S. Stockton St., Trenton NJ 08611 Click here. Walking Directions from Artworks parking to Mill Hill park, Click here.

Traveling from out of town? Click here to learn about lodging and restaurants.

Questions: Contact Roger S. Williams, roger@princetonsar.org 609-389-5657