Battle of Trenton March

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Battle of Trenton March

Follow in the footsteps of the Continental Army from Washington Crossing. Attend two battle reenactments, and learn how it all played out.


When and where

Date and time

Saturday, December 30 · 8am - 3:30pm EST


Washington Crossing Visitors Center 1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA 18977

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About this event

  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Follow in the footsteps of Washington at our young nation's most vulnerable moment.

Optional endpoints:Walk one or both walks

Start: Washington Crossing PA

Finish: Mill Hill Park, Trenton

Distance: 4-13mi

Where to find us: Near the flagpole

Optional start: Afternoon history tour starts at Starbucks

Mini: Afternoon history tour (4mi)

Terrain: paved

Return: carpool, Uber

Parking: Park for free at 25 Memorial Drive in Trenton around 7:30, possibly to carpool with others from this point.

Difficulty: Beginner

Category: nature, history, urban

Coordinator: Charles Updike

Learn the history of the Ten Crucial Days that kept the American Revolution alive.

Two battle re-enactments, an 8 mile march and a 4 mile tour

Bear witness to the events of December 25, 1776 through January 2, 1777 and learn their significance.

Muster up. It is time for the FreeWalkers regiment to march with the Continental Army in observance of the 244nd anniversary of Washington crossing the Delaware and the subsequent battles of Trenton. Cross the Delaware with us and march down to Trenton as Washington's troops did after the crossing and prior to the Battle of Trenton, and then witness perhaps the most important battle of the Revolution re-enacted on the same streets where it all took place 244 years ago. Tour the area with us and return to town in time to observe the re-enactment of the second battle. Join us for part or all of the day's activities.


7:30am: Check in

8am: Crossing the Delaware and marching to Trenton for battle

(8 miles) Washington Crossing Historic Park in PA to Battle Monument, Broad and Warren Sts in Trenton

11am: Battle of Trenton re-enactment

12noon: Lunch break on Warren Street

12:30pm: Historic tour of Trenton and Morrisville

(4 miles) Starbucks at Warren and Front Sts to Old Barracks Museum via Morrisville

3pm: Battle of Assumpink Creek re-enactment (2nd Battle of Trenton)

More info on these and associated events can be found at Old Barracks


Meet us at the Washington Crossing Visitor Center parking lot at 7:45am for the crossing and morning march of eight miles. Look for us outside Starbucks at 12:30pm for the historic tour of four miles.


Both walks end a short distance from Trenton Transit Center. Carpooling may be available or can be arranged between Trenton and Washington Crossing. Return via Uber is also an option.

Come, intrepid foot soldier, brave the elements and defeat the enemy as our founding fathers did. Huzzah!


- Washington Crossing Park

- McKonkey's Inn

- Delaware and Raritan Canal

- Trenton Battle Monument

- Trenton battle sites

- Mill Hill Park

- Old Barracks Museum

- William Trent House

- Robert Morris legacy

- Summerseat (Washington's Headquarters, Dec 1776)

- Delaware Canal

- Morrisville levee

- NJ State Capitol

Partners: The East Coast Greenway Alliance is a non-profit organization developing a public multi-use 3,000 mile trail from Canada to Key West through New Jersey and New York. Donations and memberships help make this dream trail a reality.

Circuit Trails is 800 miles of interconnected trails in Greater Philadelphia in the making, already one of America's largest trail networks. Once connected, the Circuit Trails will be one of the nation's premier urban trail networks and it will provide multiple benefits to neighborhoods, communities and the region as a whole.

About the organizer

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FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.