Welcome to Fort DuPont

Fort DuPont is a waterfront community located along the Delaware River and Branch Canal.  This mixed-use community integrates residential and commercial development into a historic district that dates back to the late 1800s.  Along with the restoration and preservation of historic buildings, new construction includes a marina, restaurants, campground, office & retail space, housing, and 140 acres of park and recreation amenities.

Waterfront living at its finest

Homes for Sale & Rent    

Beautiful properties now available on the Delaware River! Be one of the first to call Fort DuPont home and grow with us as this former historic military fort is transformed into a beautiful, flourishing community.

  

PRESERVATION

The Fort DuPont Redevelopment and Preservation Corporation is focused on breathing new life into Fort DuPont through thoughtful research, planning, and renovation. 

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

 
Sep
29
Wed
DHPC Monthly Meeting
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Oct
2
Sat
JRRWA Whippets
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm

Jersey Rag Racers Whippet Association (JRRWA) returns with Whippet races and trials

Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. on the Fort DuPont Parade Ground.                                Whippets will return on Saturday 10/30 and Sunday 10/31.

A family friendly, free event open to the public.  Come out and see the speed and agility of these amazing dogs!                                    Humans only, please leave pets at home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please observe Covid precautions of safe distancing, sanitizing hands and wearing masks if unable to distance.

Oct
13
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

PLEASE NOTE MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED for WED SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

The September 2021 Board of Directors meeting will be held at the GRASS DALE CENTER located at 108 N. Reedy Point Road, Delaware City, DE 19706 at 8:30 a.m.

Please note that MASKS ARE REQUIRED at State Park facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

The Fort DuPont Board of Directors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 8:30 a.m.

The Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. To view meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

 

Oct
15
Fri
DelDot SECC Route 9 Raffle & Ride
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

DETAILS will be posted as they are received.

Second annual Route 9 Raffle & Ride

Riders start at the parking lot located along Colter Road, adjacent to the Paynter Building. Registration is required. Details to follow

Oct
27
Wed
DHPC Monthly Meeting
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82885966889?pwd=blcvMXpDaTFyUTlXN2xxZGdYYUV1UT09

Meeting ID: 828 8596 6889
Passcode: 685163

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Meeting ID: 828 8596 6889
Passcode: 685163

Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbnjwV6SlQ

Oct
30
Sat
JRRWA Whippets
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

Jersey Rag Racers Whippet Association (JRRWA) returns with Whippet races and trials

Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. on the Fort DuPont Parade Ground.                                Whippets will return on Saturday 10/30 and Sunday 10/31.

A family friendly, free event open to the public.  Come out and see the speed and agility of these amazing dogs!                                    Humans only, please leave pets at home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please observe Covid precautions of safe distancing, sanitizing hands and wearing masks if unable to distance.

Oct
31
Sun
JRRWA Whippets
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm

Jersey Rag Racers Whippet Association (JRRWA) returns with Whippet races and trials

Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. on the Fort DuPont Parade Ground.                                Whippets will return on Saturday 10/30 and Sunday 10/31.

A family friendly, free event open to the public.  Come out and see the speed and agility of these amazing dogs!                                    Humans only, please leave pets at home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please observe Covid precautions of safe distancing, sanitizing hands and wearing masks if unable to distance.

Nov
10
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

PLEASE NOTE MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED for WED SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

The September 2021 Board of Directors meeting will be held at the GRASS DALE CENTER located at 108 N. Reedy Point Road, Delaware City, DE 19706 at 8:30 a.m.

Please note that MASKS ARE REQUIRED at State Park facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

The Fort DuPont Board of Directors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 8:30 a.m.

The Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. To view meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

 

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.