Fort Delaware State Park

Delaware City, Delaware

Access to Fort Delaware is by ferry.

Living History

Children's Programs

Times for daily programs may vary and may not be offered every day. Call the park office at (302) 834-7941 for daily schedules. Be sure to reserve your ferry tickets before your visit.

Civil War Games

What did children on Pea Patch Island do for fun? Bring your kids to this program so they can try their hand at some popular 19th-century games.

Pea Patch Scavenger Hunt

Youngsters are given a list of questions and activities. To complete the hunt, they must visit nearly all of the restored areas and speak with a few of the characters. This is a great way for children to get to know more about Fort Delaware.

School Days

Our school marm, Miss Louisa Gibble, invites children to get a glimpse of a typical day at school on the island and the strict discipline that was common to the time. There might even be a spelling bee!

Musketry Demonstration and Children's Infantry Drill

Soldiers at Fort Delaware practiced their drill for four hours every day. We won't work that hard, and we'll have a great deal more fun. Parents, bring the camera, because this is one you will want for the scrapbook!