Fort Delaware State Park

Learn about Fort Delaware and fill your group’s day with hands-on history! Walk among Confederate prisoners and civilians as they reenact daily life as it was 150 years ago. Help the blacksmith work on a cannon, watch prisoners discuss escape plans, talk to the quartermaster, and see a Columbiad gun fire a live charge. View historical artifacts and learn about soldier drilling – even participate in the drills yourself! A ¾ mile prison camp trail takes groups through the historical part of Pea Patch Island that once housed the hospital, outbuildings, and even a bunker from the Spanish-American War.
Contact Info
108 N. Reedy Point Road, Delaware City, DE 19706. New Castle County. 302-834-7941. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary by season. Same Day Booking: Yes. 

Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue