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We are a living history museum with colonial period-attired docents interpreting the lives and lifestyles of the first European settlers in the Upper Delaware River valley during the Revolutionary War period and discussing their place in local and...more
We are accustomed to National and State parks. This park was a large representation of a common fort of the time, complete with the home, farm, kitchen garden, and all of the other buildings you would have at a typical fort from the time.
If you are not interested in the history you may still enjoy this attraction. It is not an original fort, but a replica of one that existed a distance away. Cabins inside represent different time periods within the broad Revolutionary War era. Individuals dressed in...More
We visited here on a Sunday morning when they were celebrating Christmas in July. Everyone was very nice & informative. We may have been the only visitors there at that time. Learned a few interesting things that morning about history.
I've worked in nearby Barryville for the past 20 summers, driven by a dozen times but never stopped until this past week when I was looking for something to do with my 5 year old son. Full disclosure I'm a Social Studies teacher so I...More
Fort Delaware, in Narrowsburg, New York, is a museum depicting life in the Pre-Revolutionary War era wilderness. Unlike most places called "Fort", however, this one was a community that built a stockade fence around homes to fortify it. It was not a typical military installation....More
This is very nice look back into history. They are very informative about the early settlers in the Delaware Valley in NYS.
The blacksmith makes all the nail and trivet used in the Fort.
This Fort is a replica for the original up river.
We enjoyed our time at Fort Delaware and learned a great deal about how early settlers in the area lived.
The actors were all really good and they spent time explaining the living conditions and mentality of the time. My favorite was the blacksmith who...More
It really shows many of the hardships that people had to endure back in the pioneer days. It certainly makes me glad I have my iPhone and other modern conveniences. They do a really nice job with all of the displays, explanations & demonstrations of...More