Narrowsburg, NY – Head over to Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History this July for a step back into colonial times!
In addition to all the other fascinating attractions at the Fort, on July 4 at 1 p.m. visitors will be able to witness depictions of early colonial life on the eve of the Revolution and enjoy traditional music. In addition to the festivities, there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by a celebratory mortar fire demo for guests to sit back and enjoy.
On July 6, the Fort will host a leather working demonstration, where guests will learn leather’s essential use during the 18th century. A colonial re-enactor will be demonstrating leather working in preparation for a hunting trip to feed his family. In addition, the re-enactor will explain the process to acquire leather as well as the tools and supplies used to create the essential items.
Colonial Christmas in July arrives on the 27th and 28th – join them for a traditional colonial holiday. Fort Delaware will be dressed in holiday décor, along with natural items similar to those used in the 18th century. Guests will learn all about how colonial holidays were celebrated, listen to 18th century holiday music, and enjoy a visit from Father Christmas.
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.
For the month of June the Fort will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am-5:00 pm. From July through Labor Day-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Holidays 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Last tour begins at 4:00 pm
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.