Narrowsburg, NY – Head over to Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History for a step back into colonial times!
On August 3 and 4, come discover the history of the Algonkian Native American people during the late 17th and 18th centuries. Learn about the customs of kinship/marriage, acts of captivity, adoption, trade, daily life, and the assimilation into a tribe for Europeans and other Native Americans. The custom of any tribe when visitors came was to offer food to eat, so the traditional methods of preparing food will be discussed and demonstrated using brass kettles for boiling soups and making tea, wood splints for roasting fish and meat over coals, and ash cakes cooked in coals.
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.