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Fort Delaware Museum

6615 State, Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY 12764-6130
+1 845-252-6660
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Probably Most Enjoyable If You Are Interested In The History

If you are not interested in the history you may still enjoy this attraction. It is not an... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
JimmB30
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Hackensack, New Jersey
Christmas in July

We visited here on a Sunday morning when they were celebrating Christmas in July. Everyone was very... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Michele K
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Bethlehem
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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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“gift shop” (3 reviews)
“candle making” (2 reviews)
“colonial days” (2 reviews)
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6615 State, Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY 12764-6130
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+1 845-252-6660

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

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

Thank JimmB30
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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

Thank Stu S
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

1  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 3 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 24 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 28 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
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