Mailing Address:Fort Delaware State Park
P.O. BOX 170
DELAWARE CITY DE 19706
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.
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.
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.