Fort Delaware State Park

Delaware City, Delaware

Access to Fort Delaware is by ferry

Reserve your ferry ticket online, or by calling

Fort Delaware During the Civil War

In these pages you will find information about what took place both during and as a result of the Civil War at Fort Delaware.


This section is a timeline that shows what happened at Fort Delaware before, during, and after the Civil War, in detail.

Camp Trail

The Prison Camp trail is an easy 3/4 mile walk through the area of Pea Patch Island that formerly was home to the prison hospital, Officer's Row, and various outbuildings. It is also home to a Spanish-American War era bunker.

Learn about life at Fort Delaware during the Civil War right from the writings of the people who were there. Prisoners, Guards, Officers, and even Civilians wrote about their experiences at the fort.


See who was stationed at the fort, where they were from, what they were there to do, and in what order of service they were in.