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Fort Delaware State Park, DE

Fort Delaware to Fort Mott State Park-Combo tour

Combo Tour
Accessible

Notice:

Delaware City Ferry :

Same Day Tour Availability: If a reservation is for the same day, less than 24 hours, customers can purchase tickets on a first come first served basis at the ticket office located at 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. Please call (302) 834-7941 for availability.


Fort Delaware to Fort Mott State Park (Delaware City Ferry) :
April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 25, 26, 31, June 1, 7, 8. As of and including June 11, available from Wednesday through Sunday including holidays until September 1, 2014. Also open Sept 6,7,27,28,Oct. 4. Three to four trips to Fort Mott per day, depending upon the day. Contact the park office or visit the web site destateparks.com for exact dates and times of trips. Tickets can be purchased in advance, or on the boat upon embarking.

This trip will be canceled only in the event of weather deemed unsafe for boat travel. Dress appropriately for the weather and walking tour, including comfortable walking shoes. Please do not wear open-toed shoes.

$1/person is in ADDITION to the regular per person ferry fees.
Ticket Availability


  


Tour Description

Fort Mott includes circa 1896 coastal fortifications. Visitors can explore the old batteries following interpretive signs, walking along river coast, picnicking. The park's welcome Center includes exhibits on the sites history as well as a short movie on the local region. Amenities also include an accessible Nature Interpretive Trail, picnic areas with tables and a playground.

Delaware City Ferry

Tour Description

Fort Delaware, the Union fortress dating back to 1859, once housed Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. Visitors take a half-mile ferry ride from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island. A jitney provides transport from the island dock to the granite and brick fortress. Here, costumed reenactors take you back to the summer of 1864. Fill your day with hands-on history. Help the blacksmith hammer out new parts for a cannon or work with the laundress. Be on hand when the 8-inch Columbiad gun fires a live gunpowder charge! See a replica of Pea Patch Island as it appeared in 1864 and artifacts from the Island's past. Make a day of it - there is no food concession stand on the island. Snacks and drinks may be purchased in the gift shop.And if you like, you can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in our picnic area - tables and grills are provided.

2014 Tours are available
April 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 25, 26, 31
June 1, 7, 8
Wednesdays through Sundays and holidays June 11 - Sept. 1
In addition the Fort will be open Sept. 6, 7, 27, 28, Oct. 4


Tour Details

  • Distance: .5 miles
  • Accessible: Yes

Important Information

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis without reservations.

Open-toed shoes and high heels are not recommended at Fort Delaware State Park. There is no food concession stand on the island. Snacks and drinks may be purchased in the gift shop.And if you like, you can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in our picnic area - tables and grills are provided.

Fort Delaware to Fort Mott State Park (Delaware City Ferry)

Tour Description

Fort Mott includes circa 1896 coastal fortifications. Visitors can explore the old batteries following interpretive signs, walking along river coast, picnicking. The park's welcome Center includes exhibits on the sites history as well as a short movie on the local region. Amenities also include an accessible Nature Interpretive Trail, picnic areas with tables and a playground.


Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 00 min.
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Effort: Moderate

Important Information

There are no food concessions at Fort Mott State Park. Please plan to take a picnic lunch.


Accessibility

Contact the park office for questions regarding accessibility


Amenities

Self-guided tours, Nature Interpretive Trail, picnic area and playground


Directions

Boat departs from Delaware City Delaware


Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.