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History lovers

I love having someplace full of such history only minutes away from home. Fort Delaware and... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Middletown, Delaware
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Wonderful tour

We took the ferry from Fort Mott. Fort Delaware was incredible!! Lots of history and loved the... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Paula C
Warren, United States
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I love having someplace full of such history only minutes away from home. Fort Delaware and Delaware city has to be among my most favorite places to go for a little outing with the family. If you're ever in the area and looking for something...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry from Fort Mott. Fort Delaware was incredible!! Lots of history and loved the people in costume. They took their roles seriously. The replica of the Confederate prisoner of war building was impressive. Spent several hours on the boat ride and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paula C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My Daughter,Grand daughter, Wife and I decided to take a ride and check out Fort Delaware. The day turned out wonderful, the weather was perfect and the Fort was even better. Everything is set up for a no hassle day. You buy your ticket and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a lot of fun here. It was so interesting and educational for the kids. Very relaxing. Great picnic area to eat lunch.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited the fort with our grandchildren. The ferry ride over was fun, as was the tram ride from the dock to the fort. After a short introductory talk, we explored the fort and encountered many characters going about their daily business. They were all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cyndysy
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Ft Delaware is in the middle of the Delaware River. It was primarily designed for defenses of the Delaware River 30 miles down river from Philadelphia. It is most noted as a Civil War POW camp for Confederate POWs. Thousands were housed here during the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We took a trip with our grandkids and I was glad I read all the reviews because I packed snacks bug spray and sunscreen. I would not come here without those items you will need them. In the meager Visitor Center you can refill your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SandeeHoff
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The river breeze and the cool interior of the stone and brick fort made for a much more comfortable visit than expected considering the 95 degree temperatures. Good for all ages and variety of interests. There are some areas which would not be accessible for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Sarah_GSO_NC
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Although a lot of it was closed due to the white nose fungus (bats) we still really enjoyed ourselves we took the bat tour the cannock demo was everyone's favorite part

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank brandi s
Reviewed May 28, 2018

When I heard about this fort on an island......I thought gotta see this. It was a cold and windy day.....had rained earlier that a.m. So it wasn't the perfect day.....but we had an enjoyable guide and walked all over this place. Lots to see.....I would...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Lena L
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January 27, 2018|
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Response from 634Linda65 | Reviewed this property |
That is a round trip price that includes being at Fort Delaware.
Robin H
September 15, 2016|
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Response from SDogg1963 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe so