The Revolution Comes to Bucks County

Please click on the links below to learn more about the numerous historical sites, monuments, and memorials that commemorate Revolutionary War history in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Washington Crossing Historic Park

The 500 acre Washington Crossing Historic Park preserves the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Site of re-enactments and a state of the art visitor’s center.

Moland House

In the Summer of 1777, Moland House became Washington’s Headquarters.  During that time, the Marquis de Lafayette came to join Washington’s army, as a Major General and Count Casimir Pulaski, the father of the U.S. Cavalry, met Washington for the first time.

Bogart’s Tavern

From this place General Nathaniel Greene ordered “sixteen Durham boats and flats down to McConkey’s ferry” on December 10th, 1776. These boats were used for the Christmas crossing of the Delaware and the subsequent successful battle in Trenton.

David Library

The David Library of the American Revolution is dedicated to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800 –  open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, admission free. Here you will find  basic primary sources on the Revolution, including documents microfilmed at the British Archives and found no where else in this country.

Crooked Billet Battle of Crooked Billet

The Battle of Crooked Billet was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on May 1, 1778 near the Crooked Billet Tavern (present-day Hatboro, Pennsylvania).

King George II Inn

During the Revolutionary War, the inn served as headquarters for General Cadwalader in December 1776. It was here that Cadwalader prepared to assist General George Washington with his Christmas night attack on the Hessian soldiers at Trenton

Langhorne Burial Site

Approximately 166 soldiers from the First Battle of Trenton (December 25, 1776). Second Battle of Trenton (January 2, 1777) and Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) were buried here

Robert Morris Plaza and Monument

American statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence and financier of the Revolutionary War – Robert Morris, one of the wealthiest men in the country, financed Washington’s army to the point of his own bankruptcy.

Rochambeau Route historicalmarkerswebsite  and also

In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington’s Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. The allied armies moved hundreds of miles to become the largest troop movement of the American Revolution.


Summerseat was George Washington’s Headquarters from December 8-14, 1776 and is the only home in America that was owned by two signers of both The Declaration of Independence and The American Constitution, Robert Morris and George Clymer

Revolutionary Newtown – A Walking Tour

The purpose of this walking tour is to see the places that would have been in Newtown during the Revolutionary War and to hear some of the stories associated with the War and Newtown.

Washington’s Headquarters Makefield Keith House Washington’s Headquarters

During the American Revolutionary War, the Keith House was headquarters for General George Washington from December 14 to December 24, 1776. It was the location from which Washington planned the crossing of the Delaware River and subsequent Battle of Trenton.

Durham Mill Durham Mill and Furnace

Home to an historic village, a replica Durham boat (the kind Washington used to cross the Delaware River), and early colonial industry including a furnace, forge, and millworks.