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Despite Lack Of Fireworks, Washington Crossing Historic Park Will Still Hold July 4th Celebration

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Although Washington Crossing Historic Park won’t hold fireworks this year, a celebration of America will still take place at the historic site.

From noon until 4 p.m. Wednesday, the state park will host tours of historic buildings, reenact a military encampment, show off crafts, and feature readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Unlike the past two years, Washington Crossing Historic Park in Upper Makefield will not host fireworks this Fourth of July due to logistical issues that have cropped up, said John Godzieba, president of the Friends of Washington Crossing.

“There was limited parking and it was a very resource intensive event,” he said.

Last year, people were stuck in traffic for as long as an hour following the fireworks, Godzieba said.

While many locals will miss the fireworks show, Godzieba said there are still plenty to see at the state park.

In addition to this year’s Fourth of July rain or shine festivities, a car show was held at the park Sunday and the U.S. Army Band performed Monday evening.

Admission the Fourth of July festivities is $8 for adults (age 12 and up) and $4 for children (ages 5 to 11), and free for those under five.

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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