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Fort Delaware State Park

Fort Delaware State Park

Established as a Delaware State Park in 1951, Fort Delaware State Park is on an island that visitors reach by ferry. Once there they explore the fort, which was originally built to protect Wilmington and Philadelphia, but during the Civil War became a prison for Confederate POWs. The fort was in federal hands until the State of Delaware bought it in 1947. Visits will be marked mostly by living history demonstrations.

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