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Fort Delaware State Park

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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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For Civil War Buffs & Everyone Else!!

We were watching the TV show "Aerial America" about the state of Delaware. During the show they talked about Pea Patch Island and the fort that was built on it. Since we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Union City, Indiana

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Union City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were watching the TV show "Aerial America" about the state of Delaware. During the show they talked about Pea Patch Island and the fort that was built on it. Since we were planning a trip to Rehoboth Beach, DE, we decided to add this to our intinerary and we're so glad we did. We took the ferry from Delaware... More 

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Newark, DE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As a lifelong resident of Delaware I'm ashamed to admit I've only been here twice in the last 40+ years....it's a great day trip for anyone with an interest in history in general and/or the Civil War. Very well preserved fort and grounds! You take a boat out to the fort as it's on an island, it's a very short... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place to visit. Make sure you bring your own refreshments, they have picnic tables. The fort has a lot of history within its walls. The blacksmith shop was very good as well as the laundry. The firing of one off the cannons was good. In all expect to stay approx 2 hours

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saint louis. mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our kids were excited about stopping at Fort Delaware on our way from Hershey to Philadelphia. It was a bit drizzly earlier in the afternoon and when we arrived we were told that had closed early due to the weather. We walked around battery park a bit and took some photos but were disappointed that we weren't able to visit... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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Address: Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
Phone Number: 302 834 7941
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Delaware City

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