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Address: Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
Phone Number: 302 834 7941
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Great Way to Spend an Afternoon

I've been visiting here since I was a kid. It's been great to see the changes and preservation and care that has been given thru the years. It's a hidden treasure and a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
CathyJoulwan
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I've been visiting here since I was a kid. It's been great to see the changes and preservation and care that has been given thru the years. It's a hidden treasure and a great peace of history with a powerful story to tell. This place was a confederate prison during the Civil War. You catch a ferry in Delaware City... More 

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fort Delaware was a confederate prison during the Civil War. Very interresting to see. Take a Ferry ride over to it and spend several hours. An open bus picks you up at the ferry pier and takes you to the entrance. Lots of displays and period actors perform daily. The kids and adults will find something to do and see.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

During October this tour is the only way you can see the Fort. Tour was awesome. Fort was awesome. Hope to visit during another time of year so I can get the full historical tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Who knew there was a confederate POW prison still standing in the middle of the Delaware River? This was an exciting place to visit, but I wish we had more time. As another reviewer wrote, your time is constrained by the ferry schedule, so plan accordingly. I can't wait to go back and explore.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It is on a really cool island in the middle of the Delaware River. This [lace is full of neat things about history you do not want to miss the opportunity to explore this gem... LOVE IT!!!!

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West Orange, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took the ferry to Fort Delaware from NJ (the ferry fee covers the fort). The fort is in better shape than I expected. We took a brief guided tour that gave us good insights into the development, structure, and use of the fort over the years. Then we had a chance to tour the grounds independently. The time you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I think the store is open Wed-Thurs. They also hold vehicles for online auctions here. The park itself is about as exciting as a parade ground without the parade.

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Branchville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Decided to do Fort Delaware on a whim since we had a little bit of time before we had anything to do. We were glad we stopped by for a stroll around the fort. It was really nice to walk around an old fort and look out into the river. The day was gorgeous and the structure was incredible. A... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had friends visiting from Florida and I have been wanting to visit Pea Patch Island for several years but had not taken time to go. It was a great day! All the staff (who stayed in period and were in Civil War dress) were excellent presenters...we 'felt' the Civil War era. Will go again!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Only issue was that the woman who gave the tour into the walls was not just a poor tour guide but actively rude to everyone, even the small children when they asked questions. She was beligerent and belittling to everyone in the group. I thought it was an act until she rolled her eyes at a little girl's (about 4)... More 

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