Washington Boro Park
At the heart of the small town of Washington Boro is four acre riverfront park. You’ll find a spacious playground, baseball field, basketball court, and pavilion. Annually in July, the Tomato Festival is held and attracts hundreds of visitors to have a famous Jet Star Tomato sandwich.
The park site and nearby area contains one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in Pennsylvania. The sites range from small camps to large villages and cover 11,000 years of Native American culture. The largest villages were built by the Susquehannocks who controlled the fur trade in the region until 1675 when they were overcome by warfare and disease. Archaeology here has shaped our understanding of Native American lifeways.
Fun Fact: About a mile north of the park, you will find an interesting roadside, bronze marker set into a large stone. This plaque detailing the exploits of a 17th century, well-noted indian trader and interpreter, Martin Chartier.
Operated by Manor Township. (717)397-4769
2010 River Road, Washington Boro, PA