Where history meets contemporary elegance.
The Washington Crossing Inn’s traditional colonial-style structure, featuring a faithfully preserved 1817 home, provides an elegant backdrop for your most celebrated of occasions. Ideal for business lunches or dinner with family and friends, afternoon and evening dining at Washington Crossing Inn offers a relaxing atmosphere, scenic views, and a seasonal menu created by our Executive Chef. We use the freshest ingredients available to create intense, flavorful continental cuisine with an American flair. The warm glow of our numerous fireplaces, classic yet cozy atmosphere, and lush outdoor Secret Garden and patio areas can offer the perfect setting for everything from your exchange of vows to hosting an unforgettable reception under the stars. Let us turn your special day into a historic event.
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- Seasonal menus prepared with fresh and local ingredients
- Thoughtfully selected wine list
- Outdoor dining in our Secret Garden
- Outdoor Garden Patio bar complete with 50” LCD TV
- Host private events where up to 180 people can join in your celebration
Experience 18th century charm blended with 21st century conveniences.
Looking for just the right location to mark a family milestone? Or perhaps, bring together hard-working colleagues in celebration of a job well done? Whatever the occasion, our event coordinators are here to assist with every detail, and to help craft a menu that’s just right for your special occasion. You’ll want to consider Washington Crossing Inn for:
- Engagement Parties
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Special Award or Retirement Dinners
- New Product Launches
- Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
- Corporate Holiday Parties or Dinners
- Anniversary, Birthday or Graduation Parties
- Client Entertaining
- Funeral Receptions
December 31st, 8:30pm-12:30am
Masterpiece Party Band, NYE Gala, Washington Ballroom
Plan the perfect wedding day.
From daring attack to hospitable acts, the site of our colonial style inn holds a significant place in America’s history.
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The Famous Crossing
The Washington Crossing Inn adjoins the spot where General George Washington and his troops assembled before the historic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. At this time, the McConkey family operated the ferry crossing and ran the ferry Inn, which had been built at the intersection of the present day River Road and Route 532 in the late 1750s. The McConkeys were instrumental in helping the Continental Army with its daring strategy. It is most likely General George Washington dined at the Ferry Inn before the crossing, and that Hessian officers captured during the battle were imprisoned there after Washington’s remarkable victory.Next
The Bernard Taylor Home
In 1777, the McConkey Family sold the Ferry Inn property to Benjamin Taylor III. It included 304 acres, all of what is known today as Washington Crossing. His son, Bernard, managed the ferry service, ran successful and established a fishery, while it thought that another son, Mahlon, ran the Ferry Inn. Bernard Taylor built the oldest part of the present day Washington Crossing Inn in 1817. The two story stone homestead consisted of a dining room and kitchen on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second. The kitchen’s large open hearth still exists today and serves as the focal point of the Inn’s restaurant, the Hearth Room. Taylor is thought to have constructed the remaining original section in 1840. Taylor ran the ferry until 1823. The first covered bridge was built in 1834, connecting what was called Taylorsville to the village of Titusville in New Jersey. The Taylor home and farm remained in the Taylor family for 100 years.Next
The Present Day Inn
In 1919, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania created a park along the Delaware to commemorate the famous crossing by General George Washington and his troops in 1776. At this time, the name of the picturesque village was changed from Taylorsville to Washington Crossing. In the 1930s, the Haven family, who had been operating the Old Ferry Inn in the village, purchased the Taylor Family home. They renovated the home, constructed the colonial style addition that is now the present day lobby and ballroom. The original 1817 home was preserved as the inn’s public dining spaces: the Hearth Room and Covered Bridge Room. In 2009, brothers Dr. Eli Mordechai and Mr. Jerry Moradi purchased the inn to continue the tradition of the preserving the landmark of Bucks County hospitality.
Phone 877.882.1776 or 215.493.3634
Fax 215.493.3094P.O. Box 2
1295 General Washington Mem Blvd
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