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Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
302 834 7941
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Last summer we took the ferry for the day to Pea Patch Island, then Delaware City from Barber's Basin in Salem. This year with Fort Mott docks repaired, we plan to check out the military cemetery and the bunkers at Fort Mott before we depart for the island and Delaware City. The ferry ride on a hot day is very... More

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Chestertown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The fort was wonderful. The people are fantastic. It was very hot. Make sure to take lots of water . Take a picnic lunch . Fort has lots of stairs. Climbing some in little light can be difficult . Boat ride to island was wonderful. Takes about 15 minutes . Over all great day!

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New Castle, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have been to Fort Delaware twice in my lifetime. Once was a long time ago for a field trip, and more recently with out paranormal group. The trip starts in Delaware City Delaware, and you take the ferry over to the fort. The trip across the water is exhilarating. Once you set foot on the island you are immediately... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit. Be sure to bring a bag for trash. ;) its very educational and cool. The forts awesome and so is the woods surrounding it. I've spent years at that place. I love it! It was also on ghost hunters. At least twice. :)

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Salem, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I traveled to this site using the ferry from Barbers Basin in Salem County, New Jersey. I was apprehensive at first because the ferry runs on a very limited schedule from NJ. The ferry ride was lovely! I thoroughly enjoyed wandering though the historic site and even wandered along a trail on the island. The ferry travels more frequently to... More

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Delaware City, DE
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very interesting place to visit for Civil War buffs. Realistic characters in period dress are ready to answer your questions or give information. A diamond in the rough - needs amenities like food and drink on site.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

As much as I like history, this Fort and the different roles that it played, came as a complete surprise to me. I discovered it by accident, and am very happy that I did. A day well spent, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Ron K. Maryland

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Bear, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went to Fort Delaware on Sunday, Sep 1,2013... (Labor Day Weekend, and was not overly crowded... There is plenty to do, as you journey back to the civil war period here in Delaware. This was our first trip, and being a history buff, I was quite impressed with the quality program put on by the people in charectar while... More

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Center Moriches
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Caught the ferry at the last minute for a short drive over to the island. When you get to the island you take a tram to the front gates of the fort. There you are met by a guy who gives you a brief history of the island, programs available that day, and explains the "soap and water" you must... More

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Vineland
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We just got back from a day at Fort Delaware. I cannot say enough good things about this day trip. We took the ferry from Delaware City, Delaware ( an adorable quaint town) to Fort Delaware. $11 for adults and $6 for kids. Well worth the $$ as the staff on the ferry and the fort staff were fantastic. A... More

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