VISIT FORT DUPONT

& Delaware City

Bicyclists, Birders, Boaters and Batteries

Fort DuPont and Delaware City, less than 30 minutes south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge, is a riverside town with a concentration of stores and houses dating from the 1800’s when it was the busy eastern end of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Today it is a popular destination for birders, boaters, dining, recreation and history enthusiasts.

The original C&D Canal forms the southern edge of town.  Just a few feet across the Branch Canal, Fort DuPont is the location of a planned community.   A small-town style mixture of new and renovated vintage buildings is centered on a 17-acre parade ground. Parkland, including a large boat ramp, surrounds the former Army base and provides easy access to the Delaware River and canal, which is well known for fishing and boating.

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.

VISIT

DELAWARE CITY

a historic waterfront community in Delaware!

Welcome to a community blessed with a rich history and architectural heritage still evident in the homes and buildings along the wide tree-lined streets of Delaware City. Structures date back to the town’s earliest days in the 1820’s and help tell the story of its economic development. The Delaware City Historic District is one of the largest in the State of Delaware with more than 250 contributing structures.

Delaware City traces its origins to 1801 when the Newbold family from New Jersey purchased a tract of land that became known as Newbold’s Landing. The Newbolds drew plans for the town in 1826, with the expectation that it would eventually grow to rival Philadelphia as a Delaware River port and commercial center. Its location at the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in 1829 caused Delaware City to become both an operating base and a way station for a number of significant shipping-related activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Oct
13
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 13 2021 @ 8:30 am – Oct 13 2023 @ 10:00 am

The October 2021 Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Delaware City Fire Company located at 815 5th Street, 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
27
Wed
DHPC Monthly Meeting
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

NOTE: THE OCTOBER 27, 2021 DHPC MONTHLY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

NOTE: THE NOVEMBER 24, 2021 DHPC MONTHLY MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2021 at 4 P.M. 

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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 2021 @ 8:30 am – Nov 10 2023 @ 10:00 am

The October 2021 Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Delaware City Fire Company located at 815 5th Street, 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.

 

Nov
23
Tue
RESCHEDULED DHPC Monthly Meeting
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

NOTE: THE NOVEMBER 24, 2021 DHPC MONTHLY MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2021 at 4 P.M. 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 828 8596 6889
Passcode: 685163

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Nov
24
Wed
DHPC Monthly Meeting
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

NOTE: THE OCTOBER 27, 2021 DHPC MONTHLY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

NOTE: THE NOVEMBER 24, 2021 DHPC MONTHLY MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2021 at 4 P.M. 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 828 8596 6889
Passcode: 685163

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+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
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Meeting ID: 828 8596 6889
Passcode: 685163

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Dec
8
Wed
FDRPC Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 8 2021 @ 8:30 am – Dec 8 2023 @ 10:00 am

The October 2021 Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Delaware City Fire Company located at 815 5th Street, 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.