|Central Hotel, Delaware City, Delaware|
I love visiting towns,
cities not so much,
just small towns and big towns.
|Christ Episcopal Church, Delaware City, Delaware|
This visit was to Fort Delaware and Delaware City,
but Delaware City isn't a city by Philadelphia standards
so it fit the bill.
|An Inviting Home in Delaware City|
One of the neat things here is that in order to visit the fort
you need to take a ferry ride.
Fort Delaware is on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River.
|Two Penn State Engineers - My Husband and My Brother|
With Delaware City in the Background
The Fort was built in 1859 to protect Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA
from attack by way of the Delaware River.
|The Welcoming Committee on Pea Patch Island, the Home of Fort Delaware|
This fort never saw battle.
|Inside Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Delaware|
However, the fort was used during the American Civil War
by the north to house southern prisoners of war.
|Sights Like This Make Me Swoon|
The prisoners did not live inside the fort,
there were barracks outside for them.
|The Moat and Exterior of Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Delaware|
The island is surrounded not only by a river, but a moat also surrounds the fort.
The island is able to be flooded in the event of attack.
|And Swoon Some More...|
This fort reminds me a lot of a fort we visited in Virginia -
|Living History at Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Delaware|
I just love photographing in places like this
and it works because my engineer loves the engineering and the history.
I can snap away while he studies things and asks questions.
|OK, So There Was Lots of Swooning Going on!|
Hey, two posts in one week!
I am finally catching up on my personal photos -
I made this trip September 10, 2016.
|Fort Delaware (red dot) is a day trip from southeastern Pennsylvania.|
For more images from Fort Delaware click here.
If you go, and I do recommend going,
check the ferry schedule in advance!