Experience living history at Fort Delaware State Park’s “Infantry Weekend”

DELAWARE CITY – You’re invited to see history in action at a special “Living History Weekend” on Aug. 8 and 9 at Fort Delaware State Park.

During this special weekend, Fort Delaware will come alive with re-enactors and historians dressed as they would have during the American Civil War. Visitors will be offered a fascinating and unique look at what life was like at Fort Delaware during the 1860s, including prisoners being processed, mail call and firing demonstrations of various 19th century weapons.

Fort Delaware lies on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River and can only be accessed by ferry. Entry fees and most programming fees are included in the price of a ferry ticket: adult $12; children $7; seniors and members of the military $11. The ferry departs from the dock in Delaware City.

Fort Delaware is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Ferry tickets may be purchased online at destateparks.com or by phone at 877-987-3757. Additional information about Fort Delaware is available at 302-834-7941. More programs in all Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com/programs.

Media Contacts: Jake Miller, Fort Delaware State Park, 302-834-7941; Riley Hays, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9249 or riley.hays@delaware.gov; or Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 45, No. 256