: History is Alive in New Jersey!

History is Alive in New Jersey!


Once again strong winds and swift currents prohibited re-enactors from following General George Washington’s route across the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to Trenton, NJ. 

For 56 years the General’s daring Christmas crossing to attack the Hessians at Trenton has been a well attended Holiday tradition. 

This year, as last, River conditions made it unsafe for the re-enactors from rowing across the Delaware, so they walked the bridge in Washington’s Crossing State Park.

There were 130 re enactors, putting on the show for some 12,000 spectators.

Today, Friday December 26th begins what’s become known as 'Patriots’ Week' in Trenton.  Bus tours of the routes used by the Revolutionary Army to attack Trenton are available, as well as readings and historic tours are on tap.

It’s a great way to learn about the crucial roll New Jersey and Pennsylvania played in the War for Independence.  See you there!

Keller Williams
Atlantic Shore
Laura Giannotta




Comment balloon 10 commentsLaura Giannotta • December 26 2008 06:14AM



I like reenactments but I am glad to see that saftey comes first!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

Sounds like a great experience, wish we could see it!



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Posted by Rob Kelly, Louisville Colorado Realtor (RE/MAX Alliance) over 10 years ago

Sounds like fun.  I live in N. NJ and we have many historic sites from the same time period.  Almost every major street has a 1776 sign. 

Posted by Josef Katz, {Marketing Maestro} (Digital and Direct Response Marketing) over 10 years ago

Morning Laura,

Reebactments are so popular up north. We attended a number of them and always enjoyed the events.

Posted by Harold "Hal" Place (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Sounds like quite and event.  It is great to have people do these things on special occasions, and it is nice to see them well attended.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 10 years ago

Hi Laura:

I know that years ago, the boy scouts would have their trip across the Delaware at this time, sort of a re-enactment...

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Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 10 years ago

I read that in todays paper... Fairweather Re-enactors!  it was a beautiful day yesterday... For December you couldnt have asked for better weather to row across the river!  WIMPS!  But then again, what do you expect from a bunch of guys that play dress up and wear wigs?

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) over 10 years ago

Laura, that sounds like a great event. I will remember this event so that next time I visit NJ around time, I will make sure I can see the re-enactors.

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Richard  It really is quite amazing, and the crowd grows every year!

Rob K  We have re enactments all over the state all through the year!

Hal  I think we just like to get dressed up in funny clothes!

William We've got another one today, one of the last battles of the Revolution called "The Affair at Cedar Bridge"  right here in southern Ocean County!

Toula There are boy scouts that participate...it's for kids of all ages!

Rob R  I guess you could say that, if you've never been to the Delaware this time of year.  Very brisk!  But the rest of the events during Patriot's Week are worth a visit, great history.

Huiting Let me know when you'll be around...lot's to do in the Garden State!

Thanks all for stopping by!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 10 years ago

Dear Laura,

I had no idea people re-enacted this event. How ctotally ool. I hope you had a wonderful ChrismaHaunaKwanzica!



Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 10 years ago