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Fort DuPont State Park, Delaware City

#18 of 20 in Nature in Delaware
State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
Fort DuPont State Park is a Delaware state park located in Delaware City, Delaware. Fort DuPont itself, named after Rear Admiral Samuel Francis duPont, was used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II, and was part of a three fort defense system along with Fort Delaware and Fort Mott, with the purpose of protecting the Delaware River and the city of Philadelphia from naval attacks from 1897 through 1942. Fort DuPont State Park is situated along the Delaware River and Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

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  • We walked from the Fort Delaware shop to Fort DuPont State park, across 5th bridge, through the loop in the park and back to town. Loved the old abandoned buildings of the former military base and...  more »
  • We love the area along the C&D canal it's great for rock hunting
  • On crowds. Nice grass walking trail.

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