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Park Details


  • State park or recreation area managed by a state agency

General Description
    Fort Delaware was built for coastal defense. Fort Delaware was used as a Confederate Prison during the Civil War. The armament of the Fort was upgraded in 1890s. The Fort was used through the middle of WWII.

    The fort is open weekends and holidays the last weekend in April through the last weekend in Sept. It is also open Wed-Sun mid June through Labor Day. Please contact the park office for exact days and hours of operation. Living history programs are provided every day the park is open to the public.

    Fort DuPont is open 8 A.M. to Sunset throughout the year. Historic buildings are not open to the public but visitors may view the outsides of the buildings via roads and trails throughout the park. There is a boat ramps, fishing and picnicking.

    The grounds of Fort DuPont have been used for coastal defense since before the Civil War. The gun batteries and buildings date from the Spanish American War through just past WWII.

Accessibility Features General Accessibility Features
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Accessible picnic tables/areas
  • Accessible boat docks or piers
  • Accessible sporting areas (e.g. baseball or soccer fields, tennis or basketball courts, etc)
  • Accessible transportation within the park including tours
Amenities and Lodging
  • Accessible food service areas
  • Accessible gift shops
Information and Interpretation Features
  • Nature centers, visitor centers and/or museums that are accessible for people using mobility devices
  • Exhibits located on accessible routes