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Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
+1 302-834-7941
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A Real Hidden Historical Treasure

Garden State Thunderbird Club Fords Delaware to Visit Island Fort Unbeknownst among the widening... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Carl V
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Medford, New Jersey
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The subject of an extended day trip, Fort Delaware State Park was a great choice for a day off from... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
adakian2016
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Lanham, Maryland
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Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
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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

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'.

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 28 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 9 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

Thank jayseae
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 Island is pleasant in itself. From the ferry pier...More

2  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 28 June 2017

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 there. Ferry tickets can be purchased...More

1  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

You can walkabout on your own or do a tour. The staff, dressed in civil war attire, will answer questions from that period. They have a lot of hands on opportunities and educational displays. You buy a ferry ticket for $12 round trip, there is...More

2  Thank tjm740
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Robin H
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23 July 2015|
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I used to work for the ferry to the island, it's not very wheelchair accesible. Because the fort is a historic site, it has uneven grounds and as I recall there are some limitations to what you can see (the upper levels of... More
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