Fort Delaware State Park

45 Clinton St.
Delaware City, DE 19706- Map It
Phone: (302) 834-7941

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Delaware State Park is on Pea Patch Island. The park is accessible only by a ferry that departs from 45 Clinton St. The 288-acre park features an 1859 fort, costumed interpreters portraying 19th-century island soldiers and residents, nature trails and an observation tower that provides views of nesting spots for egrets, herons and other wading birds. Private boats are not permitted in the park. Picnic tables and grills are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
(includes ferry fare) $12; $11 (ages 62+ and military with ID); $7 (ages 2-12).
Hours: Wed.-Fri. 10-4:30, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5:30, mid-June through Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. 10-5:30, day after Labor Day to late Sept. Ferries depart at 10, 11, 11:30, noon, 1, 1:30, 2 and 3 (also at 3:30, 4 and 5 on Sat., Sun. and holidays). Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 4 hours minimum.