Washington Crossing

Charming village with a rich Revolutionary War history.

Welcome to Washington Crossing

Charming village with a rich Revolutionary War history

Washington Crossing is a historic village in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, named for one of the most important events of the Revolutionary War. This pretty river town is conveniently located across the Delaware River from New Jersey. George Washington led his Revolutionary Army troops across the river in 1776 for an attack that proved pivotal in winning the Revolutionary War. Historic sites and annual celebrations within the village commemorate this historic event. Washington Crossing also offers an abundance of outdoor recreation, with access to the Delaware Canal towpath and a bridge leading to New Jersey’s sprawling Washington Crossing State Park.

Housing options in Washington Crossing include gorgeous contemporary single-family homes built in colonial and European-inspired styles. Properties within the community include new developments of luxurious single-family residences.

What to Love

  • Historic village on the Delaware River
  • Excellent public and private schools
  • The Washington Crossing Inn
  • Washington Crossing State Park

People & Lifestyle

Washington Crossing has an inviting community-oriented atmosphere and excellent public schools. History runs deep in this community, and there are also plenty of areas to explore the beautiful natural scenery on both sides of the Delaware River.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Washington Crossing Inn offers elegant dining close to the spot where George Washington led his troops over the Delaware River. Housed within an 1817 colonial home, The Washington Crossing Inn features an outdoor patio, secret garden, and an indoor dining area with a roaring fireplace. The eclectic menu includes filet mignon, New York strip steak, chicken schnitzel, fresh seafood dishes, and lobster ravioli. The Inn also has an extensive choice of imported and domestic wines, plus a high tea service with a variety of savory bites and scrumptious sweet treats.

The Original Dominick’s Pizzeria is a family-run local favorite that has been serving hand-tossed pizzas and diverse Italian dishes since the 1970s. Dominick’s pizza selection includes thin crust, thick crust, square Sicilian, wood-fired, and Brooklyn calzone varieties, as well as a wide range of gourmet toppings. Colonial Farms is stocked with a fine selection of meats, cheeses, produce, and groceries. The store also features a deli counter for delicious hot sandwiches and hoagies and a bakery section preparing custom cakes.

Skerdlant’s Shell is a dependable gas station and full-service repair shop with a great reputation for working on rare and exotic cars.

Things to Do

The beautiful countryside surrounding Washington Crossing provides plenty of scenic outdoor recreation space. The Delaware Canal Towpath runs alongside the Delaware Canal for almost 59 miles between Easton and Bristol. The towpath can be used by bicyclists, walkers, joggers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers. The Washington Crossing Bridge traverses the Delaware River, connecting Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing with the unincorporated community of Washington Crossing in New Jersey.

On the New Jersey side of the river, Washington Crossing State Park is an expansive natural area covering a total of 3,575 acres. Landmarks within the state park include the Johnson Ferry House. This 1740s farmhouse is furnished with authentic period pieces which transport visitors back to the 18th Century. George Washington is thought to have stayed at the Johnson Ferry House with other Revolutionary Army officers before their famous Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River.

For five months each year, the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre hosts a variety of concerts and plays within the state park. The park also features a 140-acre natural area of hardwood forests and fields. The state park’s trails include two and a half miles which can be used for horseback riding, five miles of mountain biking trails, and 13 miles of trails for hiking and wintertime snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. For several days between April and May, the Upper Makefield Fire Company’s Annual Carnival is a family-friendly celebration featuring carnival rides and food from local farms and restaurants.


Public schools in Washington Crossing are operated by the Council Rock School District.

  • Newtown Elementary School, Public, K-6.
  • Goodnoe Elementary School, Public, K-6.
  • Saint Andrew Catholic School, Private, Roman Catholic, PK-8.
  • George School, Private, Quaker, 9-12.
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