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"Cool" fort on a hot summer day

The river breeze and the cool interior of the stone and brick fort made for a much more comfortable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wilmington, Delaware
Kids loved it

Although a lot of it was closed due to the white nose fungus (bats) we still really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
brandi s
Stanford, Kentucky
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Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The river breeze and the cool interior of the stone and brick fort made for a much more comfortable visit than expected considering the 95 degree temperatures. Good for all ages and variety of interests. There are some areas which would not be accessible for...More

1  Thank Sarah_GSO_NC
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Although a lot of it was closed due to the white nose fungus (bats) we still really enjoyed ourselves we took the bat tour the cannock demo was everyone's favorite part

1  Thank brandi s
Reviewed 28 May 2018

When I heard about this fort on an island......I thought gotta see this. It was a cold and windy day.....had rained earlier that a.m. So it wasn't the perfect day.....but we had an enjoyable guide and walked all over this place. Lots to see.....I would...More

1  Thank Lena L
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Garden State Thunderbird Club Fords Delaware to Visit Island Fort Unbeknownst among the widening Delaware River is an unheralded Civil War-era fort well worth investigating. Located on grassy Pea Patch Island, Fort Delaware’s original mission was to defend Philadelphia and Wilmington from Confederate ships. However,...More

Thank Carl V
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The subject of an extended day trip, Fort Delaware State Park was a great choice for a day off from work. The visit first involves stopping at the ticket sales/gift shop located at the northeast edge of downtown Delaware City to buy your pass to...More

1  Thank adakian2016
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a hidden treasure. It is small, but it has much. And you get to take a boat. Oh, it is a living history museum that has 'living history'.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Experience: $12 for a 10 min Ferry Ride to the Island that includes admission to the Fort. You take a shuttle (bumpy) from the ferry to the fort. Shuttles run on a regular schedule. Environment: Clean and friendly. Parking: Easy and free on a...More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a great place to bring kids. I have been coming here for past 3yrs for summer field trips with elementary students. The kids learn a lot and also get to participate in some of the learning activities on sight. Bug spray is a...More

Thank djdelite
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Fort Delaware is on an island in the middle of the Delaware River. In the 19th century, it was a state of the art facility that took a few years to build. The fort never saw battle, but it operated as a Union prisoner of...More

1  Thank 634Linda65
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Unlike most forts, this one comes in multiple parts. You actually start at the welcome center, where you buy a ticket to visit the fort - in this case, it is something like Fort Sumter near Charleston, SC. If you decide you don't want to...More

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28 January 2018|
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Response from 634Linda65 | Reviewed this property |
That is a round trip price that includes being at Fort Delaware.
Robin H
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe so