Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History - Narrowsburg, NY

Period-dressed interpreters discuss and demonstrate the daily lives of the first European settlers in the Upper Delaware River Valley and their place in local and early American Revolutionary War history.  Learn about and experience lacksmithing, candle making, farming, cabin keeping, musketry and military drills, cannon firings, textiles, and more.  Modern restrooms, gift shop, and picnic pavilion on site.  Lectures, reenactments, sutlers—something different every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call ahead for schedule and special events.

Student day field trip program available weekdays from mid-May through mid-June. See website for details.

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Latitude: 41.615092 Longitude: -75.056421 Elevation: 751 ft

Seasons Open

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Hours Open

Sat & Sun through June; then Fri, Sat, Mon 10-5 & Sun 12-5 through Labor Day

Fees

Child $4, Audlt $7, Senior $5, Family $20

Accessibility Notes

Primarily ground-level activities, some steps involved with a few interpretive areas.

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets please, as there may be resident animals on site such as chickens, sheep, or rabbits.

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Website? Address?

anyone, 1/22/2018

Opening Weekend May 26 Fort Delaware Website: http://co.sullivan.ny.us/Departments/DepartmentsNZ/PublicWorksDivisionof/ParksRecreation/FortDelawareMuseum/tabid/3192/default.aspx They are easiest to contact through Facebook, I find.: https://www.facebook.com/fortdelawareny/ About, Hours & Admission "Located on Route 97 in Narrowsburg, Fort Delaware’s weekend hours of operation are Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last tour begins at 4 p.m.). Admission fees are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (62+), $4 for children 5-14, and free for children under 5. A Family Pass is $20 and admits 2 adults & up to 3 children. Sullivan County veterans may enter free if they present their Sullivan County FAVOR Card. Starting in July, hours expand to Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fort Delaware depicts the lives and lifestyles of the hardy Connecticut Yankees, paying homage not just to their significant place in the history of Sullivan County and the upper Delaware River Valley, but their role in America’s War for Independence, as well. Costumed interpreters demonstrate and discuss the lifestyle of the settlers, including the various skills necessary for survival at the time, some of which were learned from the native Lenape Indians. These include farming, blacksmithing, weaponry, candlemaking, spinning and weaving, music and merriment, and homekeeping in rustic cabins. For further information, please contact Fort Delaware at 845-252-6660 or the Sullivan County Parks, Recreation & Beautification Office at 845-807-0287. Fort Delaware is owned and operated by Sullivan County."

Nancy Muller, 5/25/2018

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