Nature July 25, 2019
Take A Ferry Back In Time When You Visit This Civil War Prison Island In Delaware
If you’re looking for an activity in Delaware that’s fun for kids and adults of all ages, visit Fort Delaware! This shuttered Civil War era prison is located on an island in the Delaware Bay, and a trip here is like a trip into the past.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Fort Delaware is one of Delaware's most historic places, and it sits right on top of Pea Patch Island near Delaware City.
Visit Fort Delaware to step back in time and see Delaware history up close.
This Civil War era Fort was home to a Confederate prison, and diaries kept by the prisoners described horrific conditions on the island.
It is said to be one of the most haunted places in America, up there with Gettysburg and the Amityville, New York house.
Visitors start their journey back in time on a ferry from Delaware City.
On the short ride, you'll feel like you're heading back in time. Soon, you'll arrive on the shore - much like soldiers and prisoners did more than 150 years ago.
Today, the Fort has been preserved, and dedicated re-enactors will take you on a trip through the ages.
You'll catch a glimpse of life in the 1860s on a real Military base.
Soldiers still patrol these grounds, looking for prison escapees and history buffs.
Civil War weaponry is a hot topic. You'll learn so much just by talking to these historians.
Children love the family-friendly tours and events!
Visit Fort Delaware to plant the seeds for a lifelong love of history and learning.
There are plenty of events that adults will love, too!
Get tickets for tea time and learn about English traditions that remained important to early Americans.
As the sun goes down on your Fort Delaware adventure, don't forget that the spirits here have some lessons to teach you, as well.
If you want to get in touch with them, plan a trip back in October when Fort Delaware does overnight paranormal investigations.
Find the full calendar of events on the
Fort Delaware website.
Address: 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, 19706
To learn more about the hauntings of the Fort, read
This Abandoned Fort In Delaware Is One Of The Most Haunted Places In The World.