Saturday, December 13, 2008

George Washington Rehearsed?

Tomorrow is the rehearsal day for the Christmas Day Re-enactment of George Washington Crossing the Delaware.

You can meet General Washington and his officers...

And those patriots whose names we may never know...

A lot of locals - even those who have lived here for decades - have never seen this great re-enactment due to GW being inconsiderate of our social calendars 200+ years later and planning his attack on the Hessians in Trenton on Christmas Day when most of us have family obligations.

I have attended a Christmas crossing and two rehearsals over the years, but, unless you are an historical purist [which would also mean going there in the middle of the night..which, in this litigious age, isn't going to happen], you are better off going to the rehearsal when they not only re-enact the actual crossing, but have all kinds of activities on the Pennsylvania side - inside and out:

And if you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, be sure to stop in at the Taylorsville Store near the Park Entrance on the Pennsylvania side:

The year we attended the actual Christmas Day crossing, we were stunned by how many foreign visitors were there. There is a story in that, but we'll talk about it another time.
There is a $6 entry fee on the Pennsylvania side, but it's a great activity for everyone with some education thrown in. Be sure to take your camera. Dress warmly. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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