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Laura Lee or Becky Webb, Fort Delaware State Park, 302-834-7941; or Necia Beck, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9175 or 

Fort Delaware State Park to open on May 5 

DELAWARE CITY (April 16, 2012) – Fort Delaware State Park opens its doors to the public on Saturday, May 5. The fort will be open Saturdays in May, weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from June 13 through Labor Day.  Daily schedules are available at the park office at 302-834-7941. Overnight camping adventures are offered for scout groups.   

Paranormal aficionados will be excited to know that the very popular Pea Patch Paranormal Adventure and Extended Paranormal Investigations that were canceled last fall due to Hurricane Irene have been rescheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., respectively. These programs are intended for adults and children 12 and older.  Reservations may be made at or by calling 877-987-2757.  More information is available at 302-834-7941.

The very popular Victorian KidsFest, sponsored by the Fort Delaware Society, and P.O.W Weekends return to the fort’s line-up this year, and new River Boat Cruises for groups of 40 or more have been added.  Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or order from the fort’s food concession. 

Travel to the fort is via ferry from either Delaware City or Fort Mott State Park in New Jersey. Following a boat ride and a walk down the dock, a tram takes visitors to the front of the fort. Ferry tickets may be purchased by calling 877-987-2757 or visiting  Ferry schedules are also available on the parks’ website. 

The ferry ticket includes admission to all regularly-scheduled daily programs. Premium and Hands-On Programs are available for an additional fee. These programs are limited in size and sell out quickly. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis in the Visitors’ Center (on the island) on the day of the program.  Groups of 20 or more should contact the park office to schedule special programs and tours.  

Vol. 42, No. 134

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