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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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Off the beaten track, interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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brooklyn, ny
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brooklyn, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

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 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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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 20 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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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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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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