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Fort Delaware State Park, Delaware City

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  • 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...  more »
  • This destination is not always easily reachable - but between Memorial Day and Labor day the ferries run both from Fort Mott in New Jersey and Delaware City in Delaware. The journey to the Pea Patch I...  more »
  • On a family reunion trip we specifically planned a day trip up to Fort Delaware. It was about a two hour drive from where we were staying in the south of Delaware but well worth the effort to get ther...  more »
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  • The fort is on the Pea Patch Island. You'll need to take a ferry. The cost of the ferry is $12 for adults, parking and entrance to the fort are free. Take with you water, bug spray, sunscreen, maybe some food (you won't be able to buy it there). About once an hour they they have great educational, very interesting programs. Overall it is a great experience! I would definitely recommend to visit the fort!
  • Very well preserved. Bill did a great job with overview. Note: lots of walking from dock along pier. 2.5 football fields in length
  • My Great-Great Grandfather was a Confederate prison held at Fort Delaware. Captured at the Battle of Wayneboro he was held from March 1864 until June 1864. 51st Virginia Infantry. It was eerie walking the place that he was held at 153 years ago.
  • Loved it. Wish I had planned more time to explore all. Great friendly and knowledgeable staff. Free parking, good restaurants close.
  • Awesome place to visit for the day. Staff and interpreters were amazing.

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