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Fort DuPont State Park
Fort DuPont Parade Grounds.JPG
Parade grounds at Fort DuPont
Location New Castle, Delaware, United States
Area 322 acres (130 ha)
Elevation 3 ft (0.91 m)
Established 1992
Named for Fort DuPont, which is named for Samuel Francis duPont
Governing body Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Website Fort DuPont State Park

Fort DuPont State Park is a Delaware state park located in Delaware City, Delaware. Fort DuPont itself, named after Rear Admiral Samuel Francis duPont, was used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II, and was part of a three fort defense system along with Fort Delaware and Fort Mott, with the purpose of protecting the Delaware River and the city of Philadelphia from naval attacks from 1897 through 1942. Fort DuPont State Park is situated along the Delaware River and Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

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