Explore Delaware City, Fort Mott, Finns Point, and Fort Delaware/Pea Patch Island

The Forts Ferry Crossing service on the Delaware River connects Delaware City to Pea Patch Island, home of historic Fort Delaware and the Pea Patch Island Nature Reserve, as well as Fort Mott in New Jersey. Finns Point National Cemetery is located near Fort Mott.   Fort Delaware State Park is managed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. 

Fort Delaware State Park

A jitney provides transport from the ferry dock to the granite and brick fortress where thousands of Confederate prisoners were held during the Civil War. Step back in time as costumed interpreters take you back to the summer of 1864.

Pea Patch Island

Pea Patch Island is a summer home to nine different species of herons, egrets and ibis. The remote marshes provide an outstanding habitat for one of the largest wading bird nesting areas on the East Coast. A hiking trail and its observation platform provide opportunities for photography and nature study.

   Forts Ferry Crossing operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority.