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Fort Delaware

Pea Patch Island, 45 Clinton St., Delaware City, DE 19706

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    Built in 1859, Fort Delaware served as a Civil War prison which held close to 33,000 Confederate POWs during the Civil War. The Fort was active during the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, and WWII. During this entire history, Fort Delaware never fired a shot in combat.

    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 gunpowder charge! Engage with fort historians dressed in period clothing and hear stories of those who lived at the fort in 1864.

    Pea Patch Island, where the Fort is built, also serves as a heronry and nature preserve for nesting birds.

    2020 Season Schedule

    June 06 - September 07
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 4th of July, & Labor Day: 10am to 4:30 pm

    September 12-September 27
    Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 4:30 pm

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    • Hours of Operation: Weekends and Holidays: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Paranormal times vary, please see schedule.
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