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Fort Delaware Museum

6615 State Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY 12764-6130
+1 845-252-6660
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Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware, in Narrowsburg, New York, is a museum depicting life in the Pre-Revolutionary War... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
WilhelmCF
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Staten Island
via mobile
Relaxing back in time after a hike

This is very nice look back into history. They are very informative about the early settlers in... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Robin H
,
Bainbridge, New York
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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 Early American history. Blacksmithing, candle making, farming, cabin keeping, spinning, weaving, woodworking, religion, schooling, musketry and cannon firings are among the daily activities with periodic encampments,lectures and militia drills rounding out the programs.
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6615 State Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY 12764-6130
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank WilhelmCF
Reviewed 22 July 2016

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.

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you want your kids (or yourself) to see what it was like to live as an early settler, I recommend this attraction. You will see interpreters dressed in period clothing and explaining what the family went through on a daily basis to live in...More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I went here as the School Nurse on a class trip. I was just as fascinated as the 5th graders. The guides were knowledgeable and made everything interesting. The drive to get there is very scenic.

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Just went to this venue for the first time. It is wonderful. I'm sorry that it took so long to get there. A step back in time of approx. 200 years, give or take a bit. This structure is a reproduction of a palisade walled...More

2  Thank stenquist1
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We were pleasantly surprised. Nice replica cabins with re-enactors eager to tell stories and provide history. Ever wonder the origin of "room and board" or "bigwig" or don't throw the baby out with the bathwater"? They'll tell you that and more

2  Thank Terry77079
Reviewed 28 July 2015

The fort is to the specifications of the original. There are houses from the period with knowledgeable people who are happy to give a history not only of the building but the time and what its inhabitants went through on daily life. I think that...More

3  Thank Ralph H
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop during the summer. Really cool exhibits of life on the frontier back in colonial days. Blacksmith shop and firing of the cannon are just a couple of the highlights

2  Thank HR218guy
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