Narrowsburg, NY – On August 17 and 18, Fort Delaware will be hosting a Colonial Pub Weekend. Visitors will learn all about the use and importance of taverns during the early days. Taverns and inns were often a place for travelers to find a place to eat and sleep on their ventures. Taverns were also a gathering place for men to discuss business and politics.
On Saturday, August 17, there will be Pub Fare Cooking Demonstrations for guests to learn what colonial travelers ate on their journey. Cooking demonstrations in Dutch and Clay ovens will be held throughout the day.
On Sunday, August 18, go back in time and experience the kind of live performances travelers often enjoyed during their visit to the taverns and during their travels. You will also learn about the history behind pub music.
Located along Route 97, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Narrowsburg, Fort Delaware is an authentic depiction of the life of the Delaware Company Pioneers who settled in the Upper Delaware Valley in 1754. A tour of the multi-level colonial structure includes demonstrations of early settlers’ lifestyles and craft-making. A gift shop and picnicking facility are located on the grounds. The Fort is owned, operated and maintained by Sullivan County through its Department of Parks, Recreation and Beautification.
The Fort is open through Labor Day-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Holidays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Last tour begins at 4 p.m.
Adult tickets are $7 apiece, while kids under 5 are free (must be accompanied by an adult). Children 5-14 are $4 apiece, and seniors aged 62 and over are $5 apiece. A $20 Family Pass admits up to two adults and three children, while veterans who present a valid ID issued through the County’s FAVOR Program are admitted free. Special rates available for camps, student groups and adult groups.
For more info, visit www.sullivanny.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/FortDelaware or call 845-252-6660.