Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Market & Muster Day at Washington Crossing Historic Park - September 27, 2015

Market & Muster Day at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers during “Market & Muster Day” at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) – Sunday, September 27 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Witness Revolutionary War era townspeople gather at their colonial marketplace and soldiers assemble to drill 18th-century military tactics. While the soldiers march and fire their muskets, historic crafters will demonstrate and sell their wares.

Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, hayrides, music and performances by Levram the Great, an 18th-century magician who is the official “Colonial Conjurer” of Historic Philadelphia. Visitors can also shop at the park’s modern gift shop to buy a variety of local crafts, art, and other goods.

Admission to Market & Muster Day is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. For $3 more per adult, receive admission to Thompson-Neely House and Bowman’s Hill Tower (no extra charge for children under 11). This is a rain or shine event.

Washington Crossing Historic Park commemorates the site of General George Washington’s famous Delaware River crossing on Christmas night 1776. The 500-acre park also includes the Thompson-Neely House, an 18th-century farmhouse used as a hospital to care for sick and wounded Continental soldiers, and Bowman’s Hill Tower, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Washington Crossing Park is located at the intersection of Routes 32 and 532 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076.

To stay up-to-date on what is happening in Washington Crossing Historic Park, visit www.washingtoncrossingpark.org. While there, sign up for the park’s free monthly e-newsletter.

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