Needed improvements are coming to 17 buildings at Washington Crossing Historical Park. The repairs are thanks to a $8.7 million grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, reports Jeff Warner for Bucks Local News.
The work will concentrate in the “lower park” (Taylorsville village). The improvements apply to structures needing new windows, doors, roofs, plumbing and electrical systems.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn was on hand for the announcement.
“We are pleased to get this project underway to help protect the cultural and historical significance of some of the buildings at Washington Crossing and continue the site’s historic legacy for the public’s education and enrichment,” she said.
“This is important,” said State Senator Steve Santarsiero. He is a long-term proponent of the site in general and of this project specifically. “We need to pass along to the next generation this site … so that future generations can appreciate what this was all about.”
Almost 900,000 visitors stopped by Washington Crossing Historic Park in 2020, an increase of more than 56 percent. The pandemic contributed to the popularity of the site; its outdoor setting made it ideal for visitors seeking safe, open-air destinations.
More about the preservation of Washington Crossing Historic Park is at Bucks County News.