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Located on the Delaware River just eight miles north of Trenton is Washington Crossing State Park. It was here that the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington landed after their historic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776. The park contains over 1,399 acres in Mercer County and is easily accessible. Within the park, there is a Visitor Center/Museum which has on display nearly 600 artifacts from the Revolutionary War era. There is also an interprative program and group tours and lectures are available by reservation.

Other main sites within the park include Johnson Ferry House, Nelson House, Open Air Theatre, and Natural Area and Interpretive Center. Not only is this a place where visitors can learn more about America's history, but also a place where recreational activities such as biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking can take place. The cultural, historic, natural and recreational features of this park provide a unique blend of activities for the park visitor.

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