Explore the state of Delaware
Parking: Park your car near the Fort Delaware Welcome Center
Fort Delaware was a Civil War prison for captured Confederate soldiers and also an important coastal fortification. The north end of Pea Patch Island is a nature preserve, containing a herony and nine
Best Time to Visit: Anytime - all seasons have their charms.
Best Known For: Historic architecture, nature walks, bicycling, shopping, museums and restaurants, marsh birds along trail, great views of Delaware River ship traffic.
Bike to Historic New Castle via scenic DE-9 and Battery Park. One way – 10.1 miles. Look for the "OUT" way-finding signage to guide the way.