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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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Fort Delaware Pea Patch Island

Enjoy the ferry to a great historical tour at one of Delaware's most historic sites. Fun for the entire family!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Laurie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Enjoy the ferry to a great historical tour at one of Delaware's most historic sites. Fun for the entire family!

Thank Laurie A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Long drive and lots of tolls and you re way up north but its a lot of history here and the ABC Crab Fest was nt really worth it but it was a nice place

New Castle, Delaware
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This fort is wonderful to spend the day and learn about the history of the island. Paranormal Adventures in Oct. are FANTASTIC!!! You want to be a ghost hunter, this is for you!! Come see for yourself. Great way to spend the day... or the evening...

Thank Ken N
new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Enjoyed our trip to the fort. A brief ferry ride takes you to the pier, where a short walk leads to the waiting tram. The tram takes visitors to the fort, where a welcome/information lecture is given before you enter the fort. Be sure and take the "bat tour" to learn about the resident bats, and don't miss the firing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A nice ferry ride over. The fort has a lot of rooms to explore and the reenactors play their part. My only issue was that this was mainly used as a civil war confederate prison camp, but there is no information regarding how the island was used as a prison camp or prison life or death or anything.

Thank maxrebos
Bishopville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I visited the Fort with my Mom and my 11 and 13 yr old kids. The ferry ride from Delaware City was enjoyable and lasted about 10 minutes (nice breeze and view of nearby ships). We got to see some of the special exhibits/presentations while we were there (they have them about every hour or two) and those were definitely... More 

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brooklyn, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A short ferry ride from Delaware City brings you to this quiet, historically rich location. Check the list of activities fir the day before you go to plan accordingly. You can picnic in the shade in front of this massive structure - just remember it's a carry in/carry out facility. Great for kids I think, there are a number of... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The ferry over to the island was straight forward, and the surprise was the enthusiasm of the staff on the island. We were greeted at the sally port and given an introductory briefing, followed by opportunities to join a number of differing tours. In addition, there was a blacksmith where you could partner with the blacksmith to make a piece... More 

Thank JohnF414
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fun and educational place to visit. $12 ferry ride (round trip and admission) I feel is very fair. For the complete experience do a little research on the fort before going. It is not the amazing kind of place to visit multiple times but it is well worth going once for sure.

1 Thank Michael G
Union City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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