Fort Delaware State Park, DE

Civil War Living History Fort Delaware, the Union fortress dating back to 1859, once housed Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. Visitors take a 1/2 mile ferry ride from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island. A...
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Fort Delaware is on Pea Patch Island, less than a mile from Delaware City, DE and Fort Mott, NJ. Access to the island is by ferry only. Private boats are not permitted to dock on the island.

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Civil War Living History

Fort Delaware, the Union fortress dating back to 1859, once housed Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia.
Visitors take a 1/2 mile ferry ride from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island. A jitney provides transport from the island dock to the granite and brick fortress. Here, costumed reenactors take you back to the summer of 1864.
Fill your day with hands-on history. Help the blacksmith hammer out new parts for a cannon or work with the laundress. Be on hand when the 8-inch Columbiad gun fires a live gunpowder charge! See a replica of Pea Patch Island as it appeared in 1864 and artifacts from the Island's past.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in our picnic area - tables and grills are provided. Drink machines are available on the island, and chips and other packaged snacks may be purchased at our gift shops.

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Natural Treasures

Pea Patch Island is a summer home to nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis. The remote marshes provide an outstanding habitat for one of the largest wading bird nesting areas on the East Coast. A hiking trail and its observation platform provide opportunities for photography and nature study.
From river crossing to ramparts, Fort Delaware State Park promises an unforgettable experience each time you visit.

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Travel on toFort Mott State Parkin New Jersey, and visit Finn's Point National Cemetery, the final resting-place for 2,400 Confederate prisoners who died at Fort Delaware.

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*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of $10 applies if cancellation occurs prior to 31 days before arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
  • A cancellation fee of a one-day camping fee is charged if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival date; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A cabin reservation carries a $35 cancellation fee; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A reservation at the Cottages at Indian River Marina carries a cancellation fee of one-half of the total rental fee.
  • Early departures forfeit all balances.
  • No refunds will be given unless Delaware State Parks or the reservation call center is notified of the cancellation.
  • The park reserves the right to hold a campsite, cabin or yurt for no more than 24 hours after a customer's expected arrival date; after that time, the reservation will be cancelled. The park must receive notice of the late arrival to hold the reservation after the designated arrival time.

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Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.59306, -75.57167
39°35'35"N, 75°34'18"W

Fort Delaware State Park is located on Pea Patch Island. To reach the island, you must take a ferry from 45 Clinton St., Delaware City, Delaware 19706.
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Fort Delaware State Park
P.O. BOX 170
DELAWARE CITY  DE  19706

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Information:  1-302-834-7941
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