Experience Living History at Fort Delaware State Park “Infantry Weekend”

Experience living history at Fort Delaware State Park’s “Infantry Weekend”
Experience living history at Fort Delaware State Park’s “Infantry Weekend”
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Delaware -(Ammoland.com)- You’re invited to see history in action at a special “Living History Weekend” on Aug. 8 and 9 at Fort Delaware State Park.

During this special weekend, Fort Delaware will come alive with re-enactors and historians dressed as they would have during the American Civil War. Visitors will be offered a fascinating and unique look at what life was like at Fort Delaware during the 1860s, including prisoners being processed, mail call and firing demonstrations of various 19th century weapons.

Fort Delaware lies on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River and can only be accessed by ferry. Entry fees and most programming fees are included in the price of a ferry ticket: adult $12; children $7; seniors and members of the military $11. The ferry departs from the dock in Delaware City.

Fort Delaware is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Ferry tickets may be purchased online at destateparks.com or by phone at 877-987-3757. Additional information about Fort Delaware is available at 302-834-7941. More programs in all Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com/programs.

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That’s my point ! They don’t want any Proud Southern boys out there !!! They want this done from the Yankee/Northern perspective only,and that is historically incorrect ! Anyway,it’s kinda amusing to watch them blue bellies in costumes (not uniforms) !


Too many Yankees in this reenactment. For these things to be historically correct you have to have the proud Southerners CSA with the Confederate Battle Flag dominating the battle fields,picking it up as bearer falls, and attacking the federals continually in a war that Lincoln started in a attempt to show federal control,dominance over the South. The ‘war of Northern aggression’ will be written by a lot of people that will try and have you believe the South were traitors,terrorists,etc. and the entire event was due to slavery ! BS ! I hated to see Lincoln get assassinated 5 days… Read more »


So, get those proud Southern boys out there! Where are they all?