Exploration and Music on Tap at Fort Delaware

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PEA PATCH ISLAND, Del. – Fort Delaware State Park welcomes the public to Pea Patch Island on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 to explore both 19th century archaeological records and enjoy the music of the time in a series of programs designed for all ages.

Visitors may explore the Fort and enjoy Civil War-era music performed by members of the Don Hubbard Field Music School, who will be plying their craft all weekend. Buglers, drummers and more will perform on both Saturday and Sunday.

Also on Saturday, visitors are encouraged to join park staff in Digging Fort Delaware, a hands-on adventure in archaeology. Participants will search for the cornerstone of the 1863 chapel that once stood on the island and the time capsule that was installed at the dedication 145 years ago, and examine some artifacts from the 19th century.

Fort Delaware State Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all weekend. Tour reservations can be made in advance at www.destateparks.com  or by calling 877-987-2757. 

For more information on these and other programs, call the park office at (302) 834-7941.