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Fort DuPont State Park
FORT DUPONT STATE PARK
FORT DUPONT STATE PARK
P.O. Box 170
Delaware City, Delaware   19706

Phone: 302-834-7941
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While you are in the Delaware City area, take the time to visit nearby Fort DuPont State Park. Named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, the Fort was actively used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II. Following World War II, the Fort was turned over to the State of Delaware and has been used for various purposes, including the Governor Bacon Health Center. Portions of the land were dedicated as a State Park in 1992.

Fort DuPont is located just south of Delaware City off Route 9. The park features 322 acres along the scenic Delaware River and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Open year-round, the park provides opportunities for passive recreation including picnicking, fishing, and hiking. A self-guided trail is available for visitors to explore the site's rich historic past. For those interested in more active recreation, the park provides both tennis and basketball courts.


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Port Penn Interpretive Center

See what life was like on the Delaware River in a different era. The Port Penn Interpretive Center is open Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., from May 3 through September 28.

The Port Penn Interpretive Center is located on Route 9 about four miles south of Delaware City. The Center offers displays and programs which explain the folk life of the historic wetland communities along the shores of the Delaware. Self-guided walking tours are available featuring the historic homes of Port Penn, as well as the scenic marshlands surrounding the town.
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