Welcome to Fort DuPont

Create a new lifestyle community. Connect it to tree-lined streets of Delaware City. Keep the small-town atmosphere. Adapt historic buildings, some a century old. What emerges is a unique mixed-use community on the waterfront of the majestic Delaware River.

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.

Fort DuPont is planned around multiple districts. Four are residential and mixed-use neighborhoods with an adjacent cultural arts district, two are devoted to institutional and professional office uses, one is reserved for future mixed use. All are within a few minutes’ walk of each other and downtown Delaware City. The fort itself is crisscrossed with walking trails and connected to nearby recreational amenities.

SHAPED BY HISTORY

Named after Rear Adm. Samuel Francis Du Pont, the former military post is situated on the Reedy Point tract, land originally granted to Henry Ward in 1675.

ANCHORED IN NATURE

Fort DuPont is a lifestyle community designed around the water and great outdoors. A place where bicycling, boating, walking, hiking, and birding is the norm and not the exception.

OUR COMMUNITY

Our districts form a cutting-edge community on the waterfront of the Delaware River.

“By strategically breathing new life into the Fort DuPont complex, we can create a destination that connects with the majestic Delaware Bayshore, Fort Delaware State Park, the Michael Castle C&D Canal Trail, and the many exciting new projects now under way in Delaware City.” Former Governor Markell

The residential districts are designed to include, and complement, the existing historic brick and frame buildings from the fort’s past. Living at Fort DuPont can range from apartments or condominiums in the Marina District to rehabilitated historic homes or newly built housing, with single-family, townhouses, and duplex homes.

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.

live. work. play.

Live at Fort DuPont!

A special place to call home.

Location!  Fort DuPont offers riverside living, recreational amenities, and easy access to Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Smyrna, Philadelphia and South Jersey in a quiet, natural setting.

Work at Fort DuPont

Open for business!

Whether you are looking for a small office to launch your start-up, or larger flex space to expand or relocate your company, take a serious look at Fort DuPont. Excellent Quality of Life is one of the number one factors that companies consider when selecting a location to operate or expand. As a LIVE/WORK/SHOP/PLAY community, the redevelopment of Fort DuPont offers a variety of housing, easy access to major transportation routes, recreation, services, social venues, open space and beautiful natural surroundings.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Jul
21
Sat
Delaware City Day @ Delaware City Family Fun Day
Jul 21 all-day

Delaware City Day is all about FAMILY FUN!!

An all-day event, DCD features loads of fun rides and activities for the kids, food, live music, games and more!  The celebration kicks off with a Parade and ends with a bang! Fireworks! For more details or info on volunteering or becoming a vendor, contact Town Hall at 302-834-4573. https://delawarecity.delaware.gov

HELPING HANDS are always appreciated on Delaware City Day!

No pets at Delaware City Day.  Please leave Fido or Fluffy at home where it is much cooler and safer for all. Thank you!

Sep
8
Sat
JRRWA Whippets Racing
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep
12
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting @ Grass Dale Center, Ft. Delaware & Ft. DuPont State Park Office
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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:

Sep
15
Sat
Ride For A Reason @ Fort DuPont Parade Ground
Sep 15 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ride, Run or Walk for A Reason – Anyone can participate for a good cause!  Proceeds go to the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation to help fight addiction.

Sponsored by Hockessin Athletic Club

Please contact HAC at 302-239-6688 or register online http://www.hachealthclub.com

Sep
29
Sat
Fortify Music Fest @ Fort DuPont
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Inaugural Fortify Music Fest is coming on September 29th 2018! Fortify is a day-long music festival bringing local bands and national-touring tribute acts together on two stages for an incredible day of outdoor music. Don’t miss the food truck gallery and awesome Beer Garden featuring the best local craft beers including the brand new Fortify IPA! Beer + music + you, it’s the perfect match!

From The Police to David Bowie to Led Zeppelin, Fortify Music Fest is merging music you already love with the new best local talent so everyone can get FORTIFIED!

Scheduled to appear:

  • June Divided (With a Special Tribute To The Police), 
  • Soraia (With a Special Tribute To David Bowie and Joan Jett)
  • Spokey Speaky (Bob Marley Tribute)
  • Nappy Riddem
  • Steal your Peach (Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers tribute)
  • Montana Wildaxe
  • Joey DiTullio
  • Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Tribute)

Hosted on the gorgeous grounds of Fort Dupont, a historic and eco-friendly mixed-use community designed around the water and the great outdoors. Learn more about Fort DuPont here and follow us on Facebook here.

Visit fortifyfest.com for detailed Fortify Fest information.

Let’s get social! Follow us on social media to keep up to date with Fest news, updates and announcements:

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Oct
10
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting @ Grass Dale Center, Ft. Delaware & Ft. DuPont State Park Office
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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:

Nov
14
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting @ Grass Dale Center, Ft. Delaware & Ft. DuPont State Park Office
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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:

Dec
12
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting @ Grass Dale Center, Ft. Delaware & Ft. DuPont State Park Office
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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:

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, crabfests and a circus, and can easily support festivals, concerts, school events, family reunions and more!

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. 

CONTACT US

Fort DuPont Redevelopment & Preservation Corporation
260 Old Elm Ave
Delaware City, DE 19706
302.838.7374

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DIRECTIONS TO FORT DUPONT
From Wilmington take I-95 south to DE Route 1 south toward Dover.  Take 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.

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.