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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 necia.beck@state.de.us 

Fort DuPont State Park Hosts a Day of Fun Programs

DELAWARE CITY (Sept. 19, 2012) – Fort DuPont State Park will host the final games of the season for the Diamond State Base Ball Club on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.  The vintage Base Ball Club plays by rules from the nineteenth century and wears vintage uniforms. The game is a double header against The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia followed by the Rising Sun Baseball Club. The game costs $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12, and parking is free. All ages are welcome. 

After the games, visitors can enjoy a free walking tour of Fort DuPont led by Bonnie Rohrbaugh. Ms. Rohrbaugh was the daughter of a Quartermaster at the fort and shares stories about growing up there in the 1930s. She is a consummate storyteller with an exceptional memory that allows her to recount life at the fort in detail. The walking tour is also a free program; visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Fort DuPont State Park, located on the Delaware River in Delaware City, is a former military fortification, active from the Civil War through World War II. The military post also served as a prisoner-of-war camp for nearly 3,000 German soldiers captured during Rommel’s Afrika Korps campaign. The park includes riverside trails, historic buildings, a fishing point, boat ramp and other recreational amenities. 

There is no program fee, but a park admission fee or annual pass is required. Directions and information are available by calling the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941or visiting destateparks.com.

Vol. 42, No. 363

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9/19/2012
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