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Washington Crossing State Park in Mercer County, offers many educational opportunities in a unique setting. Several miles of trails weave their way through the park's fields, evergreen plantations and mixed hardwood forests. While the Interpretive Center focuses on the park's natural environment through exhibits, programs and assorted literature, the Visitor Center and Johnson Ferry House feature exhibits, programs and artifacts that highlight the struggles and lives of men and women during the late 18th century, including the American Revolution. These facilities are open year-round, Wednesdays through Sundays.

Public events are available to families and individuals only. Programs for scouts, schools, home school groups and other groups are scheduled via phone call by special arrangement. Some will require advanced registration. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All programs will initially meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. In the event of inclement weather, some programs might be canceled. It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out.

  • The Interpretive Center is open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday and from 12:00 noon - 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Visitor Center Museum is open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are required for programs.

  • A listing is available from the Interpretive Center of over 30 K-12 outdoor education programs offered in the areas of ecology, conservation, survival and adventure education.

  • Park visitors can request the facility's free quarterly newsletter, "Nature's Grapevine", which features a schedule of programs, park news, and natural history articles.

  • Park facilities also include four picnic areas with tables and grills, two playgrounds and an open-air theater used for summer performances.
Target Audience(s)
General public, organizations, educators, students of all ages

Additional Information
Wayne Henderek
Resource Interpretive Specialist
Washington Crossing Park
Parks and Forestry logo 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville NJ 08560
Phone: 609-737-0609
Fax: 609-737-0627
Nature/Interpretive Center: 609-737-0609
Visitor Center Museum: 609-737-9304
Visitor Center: 609-737-9304
Johnson Ferry House: 737-2515
Park Office: 609-737-0623

Teachers' Guide to Educational Programs with New Jersey State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and the Forest Resource Education Center