Extreme Heat Closes Fort Delaware State Park for Weekend


As a result of the dangerous weather conditions, Fort Delaware State Park will be closed today and tomorrow, July 20 -21. Patrons who purchased tickets in advance will be issued a refund or credit for a future visit. 

The decision to close the park is based on safety to the park staff, volunteers and guests. Pea Patch Island has limited air conditioning and transportation from the island can be difficult for a person experiencing a heat emergency. Furthermore, staff and volunteers wear Civil War-era costumes made from wool. 

DNREC encourages Delawareans and visitors to stay safe during the high temperatures the region is experiencing. 

For more information, Fort Delaware/Fort DuPont State Parks, 302-834-7941.