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Fort Delaware State Park, DE

Pea Patch Extended Paranormal Investigation

General Tour
5 hr. 00 min.


The program will be canceled only in the event of severe weather making boat travel unsafe. Please provide a cell phone so that you can be contacted promptly in the event of any cancellation.

No open-toed shoes; please dress appropriately as it can be quite cold on the island.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Join the Diamond State Ghost Investigators and park staff for an extended five-hour (including boat travel time) paranormal investigation. Participants will witness and have an opportunity to participate in paranormal investigation through a partnership with Diamond State Ghost Investigators. A concession area will include snacks and beverages, as well as t-shirt and commemorative sale items. Areas to be investigated may include the prisoner barracks, mess hall, officer's kitchen, ordnance room area, officers quarters, prisoner barracks, and west end of Endicott section of fort. The evening starts with an introduction, where participants will be split into teams of approximately 7 each. Each team will then be led by an investigator to the various areas of investigation. At each area an investigator will be present with EMFs, data recorders, and temperature sensors. Participants are welcome to bring portable equipment also as long as it is easily transported by the individual.

This program is offered by reservation only. All departures are from Delaware City.

This is a rain or shine program. You will have the option of receiving a refund if your trip is cancelled by the park. The Park will cancel programs if they determine the weather or river conditions are unsafe. In the event of inclement weather do not contact the park office. You will be contacted in advance if the weather becomes unsafe and it is necessary to cancel. Please provide a cell phone number so that you can be contacted in the event of inclement weather.

Smoking is not permitted on the island during the evening programs. Alcohol and pets are not permitted on the island. Participants are not permitted to wander from the assigned group during the evening.

Ticket pick up: please plan to check in 1/2 hour prior to scheduled trip.

Individuals with physical limitations: the ferry is handicapped accessible. Our tram has a power lift for wheelchair accessibility. Anyone who may have trouble walking from the ferry dock to the tram pick-up site, approximiately a 75 yard walk, should let the ferry captain know when they get on the ferry and arrangements will be made for a ride to the tram. The program involves a great deal of walking and seating is limited. Some handicapped visitors may have trouble negotiating the stone sidewalks. Please wear comfortable shoes (no open-toed shoes) and dress for the weather.

2015 Dates: October 31

Tour Details

  • Duration: 5 hr. 00 min.
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Effort: Moderate

Important Information

Program begins at 9:30 pm. Program open to ages 13 and older. Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to boat departure to check in at the Fort Delaware dock, 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City DE 19706


Wheelchair accessible boat ramp and dock; jitney has wheelchair lift. This program takes people to the second and third floors of the fort and there is no elevator. Visitors with mobility issues may arrange with park office in advance to investigate only ground floor areas.


Fort Delaware State Park is accessible only by ferry, leaving from 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City DE 19706

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.