August 26, 2019
The InstaMeet at Fort Delaware State Park was the largest one in Delaware State Parks InstaMeet history, with over 100 attendees including park staff!
What is an InstaMeet? These free events allow our state parks social media following to come together, connect with each other, and experience the parks in a unique way.
For this InstaMeet, we took a special evening trip to Fort Delaware State Park to experience the Civil War fort after regular operating hours.
We started by taking a ferry to from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island, where the fort is located.
Along the way, we saw wildlife and had the chance to meet new people.
Once we reached the island, we broke up into groups for guided tours of the Fort. The interpreters at Fort Delaware led groups through areas of the Fort, including the officer’s quarters, barracks, and blacksmith shop. Fort Delaware is a Civil War prison that held close to 33,000 Confederate soldiers during the war. Today, you can tour the fort and the barracks to see what life was like in during 1864.
After the guided tours, everyone had time on their own to explore the fort and take photos.
At the end of the night, we caught a magnificent sunset!
Thanks to everyone who came to this InstaMeet! You can plan your visit to Fort Delaware State Park at destateparks.com/History/FortDelaware. The park offers living history and education programs during the summer and paranormal tours in the fall.
If you couldn’t make it this time, you can still join the conversation and share your adventures in Delaware State Parks by using the hashtag #DEStateParks. We love to see what our guests are up to and may even feature your photo! Keep an eye on Delaware State Parks social media sites for info on our next InstaMeet.