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Fort Delaware State Park

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Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
+1 302-834-7941
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Kids loved it

Although a lot of it was closed due to the white nose fungus (bats) we still really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brandi s
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Stanford, Kentucky
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A fort on an island....gotta see.

When I heard about this fort on an island......I thought gotta see this. It was a cold and windy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lena L
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Bolivar, Missouri
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“civil war” (31 reviews)
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Pea Patch Island, Ferry Departs from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE
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+1 302-834-7941
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"fort delaware"
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"bug spray"
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"picnic lunch"
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"answer questions"
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"period attire"
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"boat ride"
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"picnic tables"
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"costumed staff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank brandi s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Lena L
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Garden State Thunderbird Club Fords Delaware to Visit Island Fort Unbeknownst among the widening Delaware River is an unheralded Civil War-era fort well worth investigating. Located on grassy Pea Patch Island, Fort Delaware’s original mission was to defend Philadelphia and Wilmington from Confederate ships. However,...More

Thank Carl V
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

The subject of an extended day trip, Fort Delaware State Park was a great choice for a day off from work. The visit first involves stopping at the ticket sales/gift shop located at the northeast edge of downtown Delaware City to buy your pass to...More

1  Thank adakian2016
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is a hidden treasure. It is small, but it has much. And you get to take a boat. Oh, it is a living history museum that has 'living history'.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

The Experience: $12 for a 10 min Ferry Ride to the Island that includes admission to the Fort. You take a shuttle (bumpy) from the ferry to the fort. Shuttles run on a regular schedule. Environment: Clean and friendly. Parking: Easy and free on a...More

Thank Sherry M
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is a great place to bring kids. I have been coming here for past 3yrs for summer field trips with elementary students. The kids learn a lot and also get to participate in some of the learning activities on sight. Bug spray is a...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Fort Delaware is on an island in the middle of the Delaware River. In the 19th century, it was a state of the art facility that took a few years to build. The fort never saw battle, but it operated as a Union prisoner of...More

1  Thank 634Linda65
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Unlike most forts, this one comes in multiple parts. You actually start at the welcome center, where you buy a ticket to visit the fort - in this case, it is something like Fort Sumter near Charleston, SC. If you decide you don't want to...More

Thank jayseae
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

This destination is not always easily reachable - but between Memorial Day and Labor day the ferries run both from Fort Mott in New Jersey and Delaware City in Delaware. The journey to the Pea Patch Island is pleasant in itself. From the ferry pier...More

2  Thank podrozniczka60
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sweetcarriepie
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.
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Robin H
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe so
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