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Fort Delaware State Park


Attention Visitors:

Fort Delaware State Park is now closed for the season with the exception of our October weekend-only, evening paranormal tours.We are still accepting school group field trip requests for October 2023.

We will reopen for our living history programs on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Find Your Adventure at Fort Delaware

Blacksmith working at Fort Delaware State Park

Experience Life During the Civil War

Travel back in time with a first-person interpreter dressed in period clothing and experience what we think life was like during the Civil War. Meet park staff members dressed as soldiers, commanders, the fort blacksmith, and others who may have lived in the fort during the war.

Interpreters at Fort Delaware waiting to fire the Colombiad cannon

Watch the Columbiad Firing Demonstration

View the island from the ramparts at the top of the Fort and watch the Columbiad cannon fire. Park staff tell the story of the gun and how it was loaded and fired. You'll feel the percussion from the firing and smell the burnt black powder during this engaging program!

 

A snowy egret cruises the marsh at Fort Delaware State Park

Walk the Prison Camp Trail

The island where Fort Delaware is located is also home to the Pea Patch Island Nature Preserve. This nature preserve contains a heronry where herons, ibises, and egrets nest. Hike the Prison Camp Trail to see the heronry, and climb the Heronry Overlook to see birds in the trees across the marsh.

View outside the walls at Fort Delaware

Host Your Event on the Island

Plan your next family reunion, corporate outing or other special event at our new pavilion! Fully enclosed, handicap accessible and with electric available, this one-of-a-kind venue is the perfect place to make an impression. Learn more on our reservations page

About the Park

Situated on Pea Patch Island in the middle of the Delaware River, Fort Delaware was initially constructed in the mid-1800s to protect Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy attack. Fort Delaware served that role through WWI. The fort was among the most state-of-the-art in the nation when it was completed and housed prisoners of war during the Civil War due to its relative isolation. Within the walls of Fort Delaware, visitors can also see Battery Torbert. Along the Prison Camp Trail lies the entrance to the mine casemate that controlled the mines that were deployed in the river in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Pea Patch Heronry is one of the largest mixed species nest colony for herons, egrets, and ibis in the eastern United States. Other nesters that can be found on the island include osprey and bald eagles. Paranormal tours are offered in the fall and living history interpretation is offered year-round.

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 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.
  • Fort Delaware Ferry Tours Cancellation:
      Individual Reservations:
    • Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to your trip date will incur a $5 cancellation fee.
    • Cancellations made less than 7 days in advance will result in no refund.
    • Should a tour be closed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, you will be issued a full refund.
      Group Reservations:
    • Cancellations will only be accepted up to 2 weeks prior to the reservation and a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for the cancellation.
    • Cancellations made less than two weeks in advance will result in no refund.
    • Should a tour be closed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, you will be issued a full refund.
    Click here to download the Ticket Change and Refund Policy.
  • 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. 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.

Upcoming Events

Story of the 'Lost Cause'

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

6:30 PM

After the Civil War ended, former Confederates were left needing to make sense of a devastating defeat, and the nation as a whole needed to find a way to reconcile and heal. In order to try to explain their defeat, many Southerners came up with the idea of the 'Lost Cause'. What does that mean? This is your chance to find out! This program will be held via Microsoft Teams. It is free, but registration is required to get the sign-on link. Please register by emailing Jake at Jacob.miller@delaware.gov, or by calling 302-601-6382.

Add to Calendar 2/27/2024 6:30:00 PM 2/27/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Story of the 'Lost Cause' After the Civil War ended, former Confederates were left needing to make sense of a devastating defeat, and the nation as a whole needed to find a way to reconcile and heal. In order to try to explain their defeat, many Southerners came up with the idea of the 'Lost Cause'. What does that mean? This is your chance to find out! This program will be held via Microsoft Teams. It is free, but registration is required to get the sign-on link. Please register by emailing Jake at Jacob.miller@delaware.gov, or by calling 302-601-6382. Fort Delaware

Civil War Park Day

Saturday, April 6, 2024

10:00 AM

As part of the American Battlefield Trust's national initiative, Fort Delaware State Park will be participating in Park Day 2024! Join us at Delaware's only major Civil War historic site to help us clean and set up for our season. Tasks will include sweeping, dusting, weeding, and moving objects and furniture. This is a great chance to help out your local history site, get a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Delaware, and get a free American Battlefield Trust water bottle! Volunteers must register in advance. Email Mark at Mark.wise@delaware.gov for more information on how to register.

Add to Calendar 4/6/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/6/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Civil War Park Day As part of the American Battlefield Trust's national initiative, Fort Delaware State Park will be participating in Park Day 2024! Join us at Delaware's only major Civil War historic site to help us clean and set up for our season. Tasks will include sweeping, dusting, weeding, and moving objects and furniture. This is a great chance to help out your local history site, get a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Delaware, and get a free American Battlefield Trust water bottle! Volunteers must register in advance. Email Mark at Mark.wise@delaware.gov for more information on how to register. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/27/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Saturday, April 27, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 12:15:00 PM 4/27/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 2:15:00 PM 4/27/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Sunday, April 28, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 4/28/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/28/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Sunday, April 28, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 4/28/2024 12:15:00 PM 4/28/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, April 28, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 4/28/2024 2:15:00 PM 4/28/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/4/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/4/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Saturday, May 4, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/4/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/4/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, May 4, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/4/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/4/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Sunday, May 5, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/5/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/5/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Sunday, May 5, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/5/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/5/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, May 5, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/5/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/5/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/11/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/11/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Saturday, May 11, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/11/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/11/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, May 11, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/11/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/11/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Family Campout at Fort Delaware

Saturday, May 11, 2024

5:00 PM

Join us on May 11 for a unique overnight family camping experience on Pea Patch Island. This program is designed for the whole family to explore Fort Delaware in a special event. Participants will have the opportunity to camp on the fort's parade ground, cook dinner over an open fire, interact with mulitple state parks staff, enjoy a lantern tour of the fort and s'mores around the campfire, and more! Reservations for this one-of-a-kind experience are limited. Participants should pack lightly, and backpack-type tents are recommended. Call the park office at 302-834-7941 for details or to register. Cost: $80/family of four, $10 for each additional family member.

Add to Calendar 5/11/2024 5:00:00 PM 5/12/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Family Campout at Fort Delaware Join us on May 11 for a unique overnight family camping experience on Pea Patch Island. This program is designed for the whole family to explore Fort Delaware in a special event. Participants will have the opportunity to camp on the fort's parade ground, cook dinner over an open fire, interact with mulitple state parks staff, enjoy a lantern tour of the fort and s'mores around the campfire, and more! Reservations for this one-of-a-kind experience are limited. Participants should pack lightly, and backpack-type tents are recommended. Call the park office at 302-834-7941 for details or to register. Cost: $80/family of four, $10 for each additional family member. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Sunday, May 12, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/12/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/12/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Sunday, May 12, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/12/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/12/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, May 12, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/12/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/12/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/18/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/18/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Saturday, May 18, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/18/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/18/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, May 18, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/18/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/18/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Sunday, May 19, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/19/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/19/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Sunday, May 19, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/19/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/19/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, May 19, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/19/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/19/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Irreconcilable Differences: The Story of Prisoner Exchange During the Civil War

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

6:30 PM

Early in the Civil War, the belligerents had a process with which to exchange prisoners of war. Unfortunately, this process broke down well before the war ended, which had huge ramifications for prisons like Fort Delaware. The differences between the two sides were significant, irreconcilable, and get to the heart of what the Civil War was all about. This program will explain those differences and problems. It will be held via Microsoft Teams. It is free, but registration is required to get the sign-on link. Please register by emailing Jake at Jacob.miller@delaware.gov, or by calling 302-601-6382.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/21/2024 6:30:00 PM 5/21/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Irreconcilable Differences: The Story of Prisoner Exchange During the Civil War Early in the Civil War, the belligerents had a process with which to exchange prisoners of war. Unfortunately, this process broke down well before the war ended, which had huge ramifications for prisons like Fort Delaware. The differences between the two sides were significant, irreconcilable, and get to the heart of what the Civil War was all about. This program will explain those differences and problems. It will be held via Microsoft Teams. It is free, but registration is required to get the sign-on link. Please register by emailing Jake at Jacob.miller@delaware.gov, or by calling 302-601-6382. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Saturday, May 25, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Saturday, May 25, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/25/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, May 25, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/25/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Sunday, May 26, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/26/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Sunday, May 26, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/26/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, May 26, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/26/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Monday, May 27, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/27/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Monday, May 27, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/27/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Monday, May 27, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/27/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Saturday, June 1, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Saturday, June 1, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/1/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, June 1, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/1/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Sunday, June 2, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/2/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Sunday, June 2, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/2/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, June 2, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/2/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Saturday, June 8, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Saturday, June 8, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/8/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Saturday, June 8, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/8/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware Open to the Public

Sunday, June 9, 2024

10:00 AM

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/9/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

32-Pounder Demonstration

Sunday, June 9, 2024

12:15 PM

Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/9/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike. Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Musketry Demonstration

Sunday, June 9, 2024

2:15 PM

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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/9/2024 2:45:00 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)! Free with admission this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

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