Fourth Of July Festivities Planned For Washington Crossing Historic Park

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Washington Crossing Historic Park in Upper Makefield will be celebrating the Independence Day weekend with a number of events. 

On Thursday, the Fourth of July, the park will open historic buildings, set up a military encampment, and have reenactors onsite from noon to 4 p.m.. The Declaration of Independence will be read at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. The rain or shine event will cost $8 for people age 12 and over, $4 for children ages 5 to 11, and free for those under age five. There will be refreshments for purchase. 

On Friday, there will be free tours and admission to the historic village, Thompson-Neely House and Grist Mill, and Bowman’s Hill Tower between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. At 10 a.m., families or groups will be pitted against each other in some of the most popular games and activities from the 18th Century during Colonial Field Day. To take part in the free field day, registration is required by calling the park at 215-493-4076. 

The Rebels and Redcoats Classic Car Show will take place at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will feature only classic American, French, British and German cars to represent the four major countries involved in the Revolutionary War. The show will be held near the Visitor Center. 

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001