Fort Delaware State Park

Delaware City, Delaware

(302) 834-7941
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Summer 2018 Special Notice

When the heat index is between 101° and 109°F, interpreters at Fort Delaware will not be in costume, and the schedule of programs may be altered. Fort Delaware will close to visitors if the predicted heat index is 110° or more.

Reserve your ferry ticket online, or by calling

Rates and Schedule

Fort Delaware Ferry

Fort Delaware is on Pea Patch Island, less than a mile from Delaware City, DE. Access to the island is by ferry only. Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by someone 18 or older during their visit to Fort Delaware. Private boats are not permitted to dock on the island.

Same-Day Tickets

Customers may purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis at our ticket office, located at 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. Ticket sales end five (5) minutes before each ferry departure time; please plan your arrival accordingly. Call (302) 834-7941 for ticket availability.

Ferry Rates

Adults (13 and over) $12
Children Ages 2 - 12 $7
Children under 2 Free
Seniors (62 +) and Military $11
Adult groups (mostly age 13+) $11*
Youth groups (mostly under age 13) $7

Ferry Schedule

Oct 1 – April 28: Closed
April 29 – June 13: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
June 14 – Sept. 4: Wednesday through Sunday and Holidays
Sept. 5 – Sept. 30: Saturday and Sunday

*School Group tours by reservation only on weekdays in April, May, Sept. and Oct.
*Paranormal tours by reservation only on Friday and Saturday evenings in Oct.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Weekends: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ticket sales end five (5) minutes before each ferry departure time. Tickets for the last tour of the day end at 3 p.m. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

Daily Program Calendar