Civil War-era P.O.W. Weekends

Pea Patch Island
Delaware City, DE 19706
Contact: 302-834-7941
Admission: Adults $12.00/ Children ages 2-12 $7.00/ Seniors & Military $11.00

Living history weekends - each historical event begins at 10am both days. Re-enactors and historians dressed as they would have during the American Civil War, offering a unique and fascinating look at what life was like at Fort Delaware during the 1860s. Witness prisoners being processed, prisoner mail call and firing demonstrations of various 19th century weapons plus regular park events.

Fort Delaware, on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River, is accessible only by ferry from Delaware City.  It features a Civil War-era fort, award-winning programs, and one of the East Coast's largest heronries.  Reserve tickets by calling 1-877-98-PARKS or via destateparks.com.  Call the park for daily schedules and information on special programs.  See website for ferry departure times.  Tickets include round-trip ferry transportation, free demonstrations and presentations on Civil War life.  Last ferry leaves at 3:00pm.

Civil War-era P.O.W. Weekends
  • Pea Patch Island
  • Delaware City, DE 19706
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Living history weekends - each historical event begins at 10am both days. Re-enactors and historians dressed as they would have during the American Civil War, offering a unique and fascinating look at