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Celebrate George Washington’s 287th birthday


Celebrate George Washington’s 287th birthday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA).

Admission is free this year thanks to financial support from The Philadelphia Contributionship.

During the day, buildings in the historic village will be open, and various children’s activities will be offered. At 2 p.m., visitors will gather in the park’s visitor center to sing “Happy Birthday” to George and watch him use his sword to cut his cake, which is donated by The Caketeria in Newtown.

Children are encouraged to send George homemade birthday cards prior to the event. Cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 1776, Washington Crossing, Pa. 18977. All children will receive a written reply from George.

Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at 1112 River Road in Washington Crossing. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. To stay up-to-date on what is happening in the park, visit While there, sign up for the park’s free monthly e-newsletter.