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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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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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Harrington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My 12-year-old son was interested in seeing the prison and so we took a day tour. We arrived at 3 o'clock and toured the officers barracks first. While interesting, we really came to see the actual prison area. We were very suprised to learn that we could not see it because the special tour guide had already left. So be... More

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NYC
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84 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are in the area it is worth it, but I wouldn't go out of my way. Not much going on when we were there. Short ferry ride to the island. Introductory tour was good but short. Online info was confusing, Make sure you eat before getting on the ferry or bring your own food and drink. There in... More

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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not much to do there, but I liked learning about the history. It would make a good field trip for school students.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Philadelphia is known for its Revolutionary War history, but drive less than an hour south, and you can be taken back to the time of the Civil War. A short boat ride from Delaware City, DE will take you to Fort Delaware in the middle of the Delaware River. This imposing 32 foot high pentagonal structure has charged with protecting... More

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Bayboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Fort Delaware! We were allowed to step back into time and become a blacksmith for a while! The blacksmith(Esau), was very nice and informative. The white lady(sorry, we forgot her name) that works in the gift shop was very friendly and informative as well, she knew a lot of Civil War history! The lady... More

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