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Washington Crossing

Washington's Crossing, Pennsylvania
County of Bucks.
On the Delaware River, County Route 546
National Register Number: 66000650
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Threatened in
2002.
Congressional District: PA-8, NJ-12 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Parks in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Web Site: gateway.hvrsd.k12.nj.us/stpark.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
This Landmark was the scene of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night 1776 to raid Trenton, thereby rescuing the waning America's struggle for independence. By this daring act Washington carried the war to the enemy and gave oft-defeated army a taste of victory at the war's lowest ebb.

Condition:
Adjacent housing and mall development continue to erode the resource's surroundings on the Pennsylvania section of this Landmark.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
A land management plan is needed to determine acceptable types of land use and available methods of protection. Acquisition by private organizations or state and local governments to prevent further development should be encouraged. When this is not feasible, the National Park Service and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Historic Preservation Offices should work with local community leaders and other agencies including the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks to establish design guidelines and local ordinances to ensure the compatibility of all new construction.


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