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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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