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Fort Delaware State Park

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Essential Information

45 Clinton St.
Fort Delaware State Park: Ferry Location
Delaware City, DE 19706


Originally built to protect the harbors of Wilmington and Philadelphia near the conclusion of the War of 1812 and later used as a prisoner of war camp, the fort is accessible only by ferry from points in Delaware City or Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville, NJ. Hop across the Delaware River to experience Fort Delaware.

Meet Confederate prisoners, learn how to march like a soldier & watch the firing of a cannon at this 19th century fort. Visitor beware on P.O.W. Weekends -- your family might just get ‘caught’ as new prisoners.

FAMILY MUSTS: Home to one of the largest heronries on the East Coast, the park lets families get a closer look at the birds with an observation platform. While there, kids can pick up the “nature nook” scavenger hunt about animal life on Pea Patch Island.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.destateparks.com/park/fort...

County: DE - New Castle County

All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens

Offers Field Trips?: no

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