WASHINGTON CROSSING This year's first of two reenactments of Gen. George Washington's Christmas crossing of the Delaware River is scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The actual crossing, expected to begin at approximately 1 p.m., is to be accompanied by other events.
During the crossing, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress are to listen to a speech by an actor playing Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats. Other activities and demonstrations are also scheduled to take place in the area.
The cost to attend the first reenactment is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 11, and free for those under 5. Proceeds support future programs at the park.
The second crossing reenactment is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 25, with the actual crossing starting at 1 p.m. The Christmas crossing is free.
River crossings are contingent on safe conditions. But even if the weather does not allow for the crossing, the ceremonies, speeches, and other activities are still expected to take place.
For more information, go to www.washingtoncrossingpark.org or call 215-493-4076. - Inquirer staff