Nestled along the waterfront in New Castle County, Delaware City is a historic community filled with delicious restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and ghostly haunts! From the exciting fireworks of Delaware City Day to kayaking the scenic waterways, this destination is not to be missed on your next trip.
Make it a day trip, stay the night in a quaint Bed and Breakfast or stop by for fresh crabs caught from the local docks! Traveling to the beach? No problem, call ahead and reserve your bushel of crabs for pick up! Boaters can easily dock at the Delaware City Marina and if you’re a history buff, make sure to visit Fort Delaware – the Alcatraz of the East Coast.
Although the grand Reedy Point Bridge will only be open sporadically during the next few months – mainly on weekends – there is plenty more to see along this splendid stretch. Please note that the Reedy Point Bridge will be open on weekends from May – October beginning on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. through Sundays at midnight (these times will vary around the weekend of July 21st and after Labor Day). Visitors may also use Route 72 and Gunning Bedford Road as access points to the area.
View this video for the inside scoop on things to do in Delaware City and suggested travel alternatives during the Reedy Point Bridge closure from Mayor John Buchheit and Dick Cathcart, City Manager.