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Fort Delaware State Park



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Heading out into the Delaware River, Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island is a beacon of Civil War history. Originally built to protect the port cities of Wilmington and Philadelphia, after the Civil War broke out it became a Confederate prisoner of War Camp. After taking a ferry out to the island, you’ll be immersed in 1864 as living history interpreters give a 1st person perspective of what life was like during Civil War times. Speak to the union soldiers who drill on the artillery, or the infantrymen who guard the prisoners. Watch the cooks prepare meals, laundresses wash clothes, and the blacksmith work iron. Listen to political prisoners and Confederate prisoners of war. Watch musketry demonstrations and a firing of the 8” Columbiad Cannon. Walk through the Endicott section that is an updated part of the fort used until after World War II.

A food concession is located on the island, if visitors get hungry. While on the island hike the nature trail that takes visitors out to the Heronry that is also located on the island. Visit the gift shop on your way out or while waiting for the ferry to the island.

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