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REMEMBERING WASHINGTON'S CROSSING
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CONTINENTAL ARMY SOLDIERS' GRAVES
Before the Delaware crossing, an unknown number of Gen. George Washington's soldiers perished in winter camp. Many of their remains are buried here.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Rd.
Washington Crossing, Pa.
215-493-4076
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Free

2
MCCONKEY'S FERRY
The replica boats used by the reenactors depart from this bank, near Washington's 1776 launching. When not in use, the replicas are displayed in the Durham Boat House.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Rd.
Washington Crossing, Pa.
215-493-4076
website
Free
Tour tickets: $7

3
JOHNSON FERRY HOUSE
While the army assembled on the Jersey shore, Washington and his officers finalized their plan of attack for Trenton in the ferry keeper's home. Today, the landmark offers living history demonstrations.

Washington Crossing State Park
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Titusville, N.J.
609-737-2515
website
Free for pedestrians and bikers; $5 per car on weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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VISITOR CENTER MUSEUM
The museum at Washington Crossing State Park exhibits an impressive collection of Revolutionary War artifacts, including arms used by both sides and musket balls fired in nearby battles.

355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Titusville, N.J.
609-737-9303
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Free for pedestrians and bikers; $5 per car on weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM
Now an interpretive museum, this part-preserved, part-renovated barracks probably billeted some of the 900-plus Hessians captured by Washington's army in Trenton.

101 Barrack St.
Trenton, N.J.
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$8

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TRENTON BATTLE MONUMENT
The towering column marks the commanding position the Americans chose for their artillery in the Battle of Trenton. A plaque at its base displays a quote from the British colonial secretary: "All our hopes were blasted by that unhappy affair at Trenton."

Pennington Road and Broad Street
Trenton, N.J.
609-737-2515
website
Free for pedestrians and bikers; $5 per car on weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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PRINCETON BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
The Americans were nearly routed at this January 1777 battle after their commander was mortally wounded, but Washington rallied the troops and won his first victory against British redcoats.

500 Mercer Rd.
Princeton, N.J.
609-921-0074
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Free

8
NASSAU HALL
According to legend, a retreating British regiment surrendered here after an American cannonball decapitated King George II's portrait.

Nassau and Witherspoon streets
Princeton, N.J.
609-258-3000
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