Ft. Delaware / Pea Patch Island


The event was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM.

This Civil-War-era fortress guarded Philly against naval attack via the Delaware River, but was never challenged by Confederate warships. Instead, the Fort and Pea Patch Island became a prison, holding many thousands of Confederate soldiers and officers. Now, the Fort and Island comprise a unique Delaware State Park offering a photogenic look into our history, including soldiers in period dress, musket demonstrations, and historical tours. Some rooms contain period or reconstructed furnishings. Wander the three-level fort on your own (not all areas accessible). At least nine species of herons and egrets nest here; more than half the island is a wildlife preserve.  The preserve is off-limits, but an observation tower sits at its edge, and it can be viewed from trails that run alongside it. Access to the island is via an 80-passenger ferry out of Delaware City.  Very limited food/drinks on the island so bring water and snacks. Island is carry-in, carry-out - no trash baskets. Tripods permitted. Ferry fare of $12 ($11 seniors) includes entry to to Ft. Delaware. Buying tickets online in advance is MUCH more efficient than in person.

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We will carpool at the Exton Panera at 8:15 am, or meet at the Ferry Landing in Delaware City, DE at 9:30 am (Ferry departs at 10 am)

If you have questions or require further information please contact Howard Sundwall.
E-mail: sundwall@verizon.net.Phone: (610) 344-7723

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