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FORT DELAWARE STATE PARK


Park History

The State of Delaware deeded Pea Patch Island, located in the Delaware River between Delaware and New Jersey, to the U.S. government in 1813, and construction of Fort Delaware was completed around 1859.

Arriving at Pea Patch Island

Originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia, Pea Patch Island also became a Union prison camp during the Civil War, housing up to as many as 12,595 Confederate prisoners of war at one time. Manned only briefly during World Wars I and II, the island and fort were finally abandoned and declared surplus property in 1944, when ownership was transferred back to the State of Delaware. Fort Delaware became a state park in 1951.

Fort Delaware Today

Today, costumed interpreters take you back to the summer of 1864 -- tour the parade ground, officers' quarters, barracks, kitchen, blacksmith shop and ordnance room, hear stories of great escapes, and watch as the Fort's Columbiad cannon fires a live gunpowder charge! Engage with fort historians dressed in period clothing, and hear stories of those who lived at the fort in 1864. Fort Delaware is well-known as for “ghostly” activity and has been featured on Ghost Hunters and other television shows. Paranormal tours are offered in the fall.

The Heronry

Pea Patch Island is a summer home to nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis. The remote marshes provide an outstanding habitat for one of the largest wading bird nesting areas on the East Coast. A hiking trail and its observation platform provide opportunities for photography and nature study. The Prison Camp Trail traverses part of this area and features a bird observation tower along the trail.

Planning Your Visit

  • Access to Pea Patch Island and Fort Delaware is by ferry only. The ticket office and ferry dock are located at 45 Clinton Street in Delaware City.
  • Advance ferry tickets are available online. Click here to reserve your tickets.
  • Same day tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at our ticket office. Call (302) 834-7941 for availability.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by someone 18 or older during their visit to Fort Delaware.
  • Leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home.
  • Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes -- the ground on the island is uneven in places, and you will also be asked to step onto wet biomats to prevent spreading of spores that cause White-Nose Syndrome, a fungal disease that does not affect humans but is deadly to bats. Bats are vitally important to our ecology; they help to control pests and are important pollinators. White-Nose Syndrome has been confirmed at Fort Delaware.
  • Private boats including kayaks and canoes, are not permitted to dock on Pea Patch Island.

Ferry Schedule

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Dates
  • April 29 – June 13: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
  • June 14 – Sept. 4: Wednesday through Sunday and Holidays
  • Sept. 5 – Sept. 30: Saturday and Sunday
  • Oct 1 – April 28: Closed

*School Group tours by reservation only on weekdays in April, May, Sept. and Oct.

*Paranormal tours by reservation only on Friday and Saturday evenings in Oct.

Ferry Departure Times

Ferry operates 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end five (5) minutes before each ferry departure time. Tickets for the last tour of the day end at 3 p.m. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

Ferry Departures from Delaware City to Fort Delaware and Fort Mott
10 a.m. Continues to Fort Mott 1 p.m.
11 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Continues to Fort Mott
12 p.m. Continues to Fort Mott 3 p.m. Last Ferry to Fort Delaware
  4 p.m. Return to Ft. Mott only

Departures from Fort Delaware to Delaware City Times listed are for tram departures from the Fort to the ferry dock
11 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 3 p.m.
1 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
  4:30 p.m.

Ferry Departures from Fort Mott to Fort Delaware and Delaware City
10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Last Ferry to Fort Delaware
12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Return to Delaware City Only
 

Ferry Departures from Fort Delaware to Fort Mott
12 p.m. 4 p.m. Last Ferry to Fort Mott
2 p.m.  

Upcoming Events

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Thursday, August 16, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/16/2018 12:15 PM 08/16/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Thursday, August 16, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/16/2018 02:15 PM 08/16/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Thursday, August 16, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/16/2018 11:20 AM 08/16/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Dressed to Impress

Friday, August 17, 2018

1:15 p.m.

Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians...they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you've ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period.

Add to Calendar 08/17/2018 01:15 PM 08/17/2018 02:15 PM America/New_York Dressed to Impress Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians...they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you've ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Friday, August 17, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/17/2018 12:15 PM 08/17/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Friday, August 17, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/17/2018 02:15 PM 08/17/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Friday, August 17, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/17/2018 11:20 AM 08/17/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday, August 18, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program. Tours limited to 15 person. Not recommended for young children. Sign up in our Sutler Shop on the island!

Add to Calendar 08/18/2018 01:30 PM 08/18/2018 03:30 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program. Tours limited to 15 person. Not recommended for young children. Sign up in our Sutler Shop on the island! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Saturday, August 18, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/18/2018 12:15 PM 08/18/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, August 18, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/18/2018 02:15 PM 08/18/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Setting Up Camp

Saturday, August 18, 2018

11:15 a.m.

Union soldiers in the field had to carry everything they needed to live with them. How did they manage? How would you manage? Come find out in this interactive program!

Add to Calendar 08/18/2018 11:15 AM 08/18/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York Setting Up Camp Union soldiers in the field had to carry everything they needed to live with them. How did they manage? How would you manage? Come find out in this interactive program! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Sunday, August 19, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/19/2018 12:15 PM 08/19/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, August 19, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/19/2018 02:15 PM 08/19/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Sunday, August 19, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/19/2018 11:20 AM 08/19/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Eyes of the Fort

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

1:15 p.m.

In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It boasted three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used.

Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 01:15 PM 08/22/2018 02:15 PM America/New_York Eyes of the Fort In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It boasted three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used. Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 12:15 PM 08/22/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 02:15 PM 08/22/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 11:20 AM 08/22/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Thursday, August 23, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/23/2018 12:15 PM 08/23/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Thursday, August 23, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/23/2018 02:15 PM 08/23/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Thursday, August 23, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/23/2018 11:20 AM 08/23/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Dressed to Impress

Friday, August 24, 2018

1:15 p.m.

Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians...they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you've ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period.

Add to Calendar 08/24/2018 01:15 PM 08/24/2018 02:15 PM America/New_York Dressed to Impress Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians...they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you've ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Friday, August 24, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/24/2018 12:15 PM 08/24/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Friday, August 24, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/24/2018 02:15 PM 08/24/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Friday, August 24, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/24/2018 11:20 AM 08/24/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday, August 25, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program. Tours limited to 15 person. Not recommended for young children. Sign up in our Sutler Shop on the island!

Add to Calendar 08/25/2018 01:30 PM 08/25/2018 03:30 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program. Tours limited to 15 person. Not recommended for young children. Sign up in our Sutler Shop on the island! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Saturday, August 25, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/25/2018 12:15 PM 08/25/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Living History Tour

Saturday, August 25, 2018

1:15 p.m.

Join a soldier or civilian at Fort Delaware for an inspection of the fort's many rooms and areas. Meet the various individuals who lived and worked at the fort in 1864.

Add to Calendar 08/25/2018 01:15 PM 08/25/2018 02:15 PM America/New_York Living History Tour Join a soldier or civilian at Fort Delaware for an inspection of the fort's many rooms and areas. Meet the various individuals who lived and worked at the fort in 1864. Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, August 25, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/25/2018 02:15 PM 08/25/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Sunday, August 26, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/26/2018 12:15 PM 08/26/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, August 26, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/26/2018 02:15 PM 08/26/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Sunday, August 26, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/26/2018 11:20 AM 08/26/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Great Escapes Presentation

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Hogan's Heroes it is not, but Fort Delaware still had its share of exciting and clever escapes! Come hear about the men who dared to try their luck at leaving the prison life behind.

Add to Calendar 08/29/2018 03:30 PM 08/29/2018 04:30 PM America/New_York Great Escapes Presentation Hogan's Heroes it is not, but Fort Delaware still had its share of exciting and clever escapes! Come hear about the men who dared to try their luck at leaving the prison life behind. Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/29/2018 12:15 PM 08/29/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/29/2018 02:15 PM 08/29/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/29/2018 11:20 AM 08/29/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Great Escapes Presentation

Thursday, August 30, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Hogan's Heroes it is not, but Fort Delaware still had its share of exciting and clever escapes! Come hear about the men who dared to try their luck at leaving the prison life behind.

Add to Calendar 08/30/2018 03:30 PM 08/30/2018 04:30 PM America/New_York Great Escapes Presentation Hogan's Heroes it is not, but Fort Delaware still had its share of exciting and clever escapes! Come hear about the men who dared to try their luck at leaving the prison life behind. Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Thursday, August 30, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/30/2018 12:15 PM 08/30/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Thursday, August 30, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/30/2018 02:15 PM 08/30/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Thursday, August 30, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/30/2018 11:20 AM 08/30/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Great Escapes Presentation

Friday, August 31, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Hogan's Heroes it is not, but Fort Delaware still had its share of exciting and clever escapes! Come hear about the men who dared to try their luck at leaving the prison life behind.

Add to Calendar 08/31/2018 03:30 PM 08/31/2018 04:30 PM America/New_York Great Escapes Presentation Hogan's Heroes it is not, but Fort Delaware still had its share of exciting and clever escapes! Come hear about the men who dared to try their luck at leaving the prison life behind. Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Friday, August 31, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 08/31/2018 12:15 PM 08/31/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Friday, August 31, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 08/31/2018 02:15 PM 08/31/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Friday, August 31, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 08/31/2018 11:20 AM 08/31/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday, September 1, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program. Tours limited to 15 person. Not recommended for young children. Sign up in our Sutler Shop on the island!

Add to Calendar 09/01/2018 01:30 PM 09/01/2018 03:30 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program. Tours limited to 15 person. Not recommended for young children. Sign up in our Sutler Shop on the island! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Saturday, September 1, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 09/01/2018 12:15 PM 09/01/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, September 1, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 09/01/2018 02:15 PM 09/01/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Sunday, September 2, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 09/02/2018 12:15 PM 09/02/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, September 2, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 09/02/2018 02:15 PM 09/02/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Sunday, September 2, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 09/02/2018 11:20 AM 09/02/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Heavy Artillery Demonstration

Monday, September 3, 2018

12:15 p.m.

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21)

Add to Calendar 09/03/2018 12:15 PM 09/03/2018 01:15 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! (Note: Time of even may change on July 21) Fort Delaware State Park

Musketry Demonstration

Monday, September 3, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)!

Add to Calendar 09/03/2018 02:15 PM 09/03/2018 03:15 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Fort Delaware State Park

Pea Patch History Tour

Monday, September 3, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs!

Add to Calendar 09/03/2018 11:20 AM 09/03/2018 12:20 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! Fort Delaware State Park

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