Welcome to Fort DuPont
Fort DuPont is a lifestyle-based community designed around the water and great outdoors. A place where bicycling, boating, walking, hiking, and birding are the norm and not the exception.
The American Birding Association chose Delaware City because of its location in the heart of one of the best birding locations in the country. Many species can be seen at the fort including Bald Eagles, Great White Heron, Blue Heron, Black & Yellow Crown Night Heron, Osprey, Wild Turkeys, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Hawks, and more.
Waterfront living at its finest
Fort DuPont is not a subdivision.
Our districts form a cutting-edge community on the waterfront of the Delaware River.
The Branch Canal and Marina districts focus on the old canal and the Delaware River to the north and east; Officers Row provides the link between the two.
During the Army days, the parade ground was central to life on the post. The wide open space is a second focus for the Fort DuPont community. The Arts, Battlement Square, and Barracks districts front what will be an expansive town green.
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The Wilmington Trail Club invites their members to hike Fort DuPont and the Castle Trail on Saturday, May 26. Enjoy the natural beauty of The Fort, its surrounding areas, and take in a little history as you go.
Parking is located in the old parking lot along Colter Road (formerly Kent), adjacent to the Paynter Building. (The former barracks building is under renovation. It is the building next to the Governor Bacon Health Center (south side). Coordinates (above) are for the Fort DuPont Administrative Office. For those not familiar with the area, the coordinates will get you to Fort DuPont. Google Maps has not updated their system with our new street names and addresses and is not reliable.
More info: www.wilmingtontrailclub.org
American Legion Memorial Day Service at Veterans Point
05/28/2018 at 10:30 AM
Location: Battery Park
Address: Delaware City, DE 19706
The members of Robert L. Taylor Post 13 of the American Legion will hold their annual Memorial Day service at Veterans Point in Battery Park on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM.
DNG will be conducting exercises on the Parade Ground June 1st through June 3rd.
Antique Truck Show in Battery Park, Delaware City
Free, family-friendly event open to the public
Household Hazardous Waste- Product containers marked with words, “Warning: Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive.” For example; household cleaners, garden pesticides, paint, nail polish, fluorescent bulbs, or antifreeze.
Paper Shredding- Residents can bring up to 2 file boxes of personal confidential papers for shredding (financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records). Papers with staples or paper clips are accepted.
Recycling of electronics
Rain or shine event
Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th
The annual St. Georges Blues Festival has a new home at the Fort DuPont Parade Ground. 2018 brings another great lineup of entertainment and fun! Presented by Blue Horizon Promotions
For tickets and more info http://www.bluehorizonpromotions.com/page7.html
Blue Horizon is seeking food & drink vendors for this event. Contact Gene Fontana (302-547-0913) or Ben Rizzo (302-420-3058) and find out how you can profit from offering your wares to this diverse population of tri-state music lovers.
Find out how you can earn free admission to these events by volunteering at the St. Georges Blues Festival. Contact Gene Fontana at 302-547-0913.
The Fort DuPont Board of Directors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 8:30 a.m., at the Grass Dale Center, 108 North Reedy Point Road, Delaware City, DE 19706, unless otherwise noted. The Grass Dale center is located in the Ft. Delaware/Ft. DuPont State Park Office. The Board of Directors meetings
The Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. To view past meeting agendas and minutes, click on the link(s) below:
A Kidsfest for children of ALL ages!
A make-and-take event
Interactive activities and crafts at historic Fort Delaware. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at the park. Water dispensers are provided. Drink vending machines are available.
Fort Delaware is located on Pea Patch Island and is only accessible by ferry. The ferry departs from the Fort Delaware Park Office / dock which is located at Battery Park in Delaware City, Delaware. Please check the Fort Delaware State Park’s website for ferry schedule and fees. http://www.destateparks.com/park/fort-delaware/ferry.asp
WANT TO HOST AN EVENT?
Searching for that special place for your next event? Fort DuPont has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate meetings, parties, sporting events, weddings, even a circus! Conveniently located to all major transportation routes, with ample parking, you’ll find Fort DuPont has much to offer to make your next event a memorable one.
The Parade Ground – 18 acres of open space that currently hosts sporting events, dog shows, military re-enactments,
The Chapel – Build in 1943 to meet the spiritual needs of the service men and their families stationed at Fort DuPont, this unpretentious historic space can accommodate up to 250 people for weddings, meeting events.
CONTACT 302.838.7374 OR EMAIL MARKETING@FORTDUPONT.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AVAILABILITY.
Delaware City, DE 19706
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DIRECTIONS TO FORT DUPONT
From Dover take DE Route 1 north to exit 152 for Delaware City and Route 72. Turn left on Route 72 and follow into Delaware City. Go through the traffic light at Clinton Street and continue over the Branch Canal Bridge. Take your first left, which will put you onto Old Elm Ave and into Fort DuPont. Follow Old Elm Ave along the parade ground (on your right) to the first building on the right, 260 Old Elm Ave.