About Our Community
Delaware City is a quaint riverfront community proud of its rich history and excited about the future. Located on the Delaware River in New Castle County, Delaware, Delaware City is the gateway to many natural and historic treasures, such as the Delaware Estuary marshes, the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, Fort Delaware and Fort DuPont.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy the town’s restaurants and shops and to stroll through the Historic District, which has over 200 structures featuring architectural styles spanning the 19th and early 20th centuries. For the recreation minded, the Delaware City area is popular with bird watchers, bicyclists, kayakers, canoeists, and hikers.
Come see us! Delaware City is a great place to visit, live, and work.
Delaware City’s historic Town Hall was constructed in 1883 as the Delaware City School. It housed grades from 1-12 until the “new” Delaware City School was constructed at 5th & Bayard in 1930. The building was later used as a Parish hall and school by St. Paul’s Church. The City acquired the building for Town Hall in 1969. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Delaware City Historic District.
The Delaware City Community Center is located in the former elementary school at 250 Fifth Street (5th & Bayard). The Center houses the Delaware City Library, the Senior Center, and the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Center. For information about programs for seniors, contact Town Hall at (302) 834-4573. The P.A.L. Center number is (302) 838-7645.
The Delaware City Library is located in the Community Center at 5th & Bayard. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. Noon to 8:00 PM; Fri.-Closed; Sat. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Sun. Noon to 3:00 PM. Phone: (302) 834-4148.
Parks and Recreation:
Delaware City maintains several parks for active and passive recreation. These include Battery Park downtown, the Seventh Street Park and playground, the Community Center grounds, play area, and the Bubby Sadler ballfields on Route 9. In addition, the Delaware City Park District maintains a playground, ball field, and community building at Dragon Run Park. The Park District is independent of the city government with its own elected board and officers. For more information call Maureen Murphy at 302-834-0662.
DART Bus Service:
As of July 17, 2011, DART started a one-year pilot service extension to Delaware City. The 29 pilot trips to Delaware City will be provided through the existing Route 25 from 5:00 AM to 11:30 PM. The service will travel along DE 9 to Clinton Street to Canal Street ending at the parking area on Washington Street. On the return to Wilmington, service will include Washington Street to DE 9 to the Tybouts Corner Park & Ride, then resume Route 25’s current operating schedule.
Delaware City maintains floating docks for public use without a charge in season (May – October). There are no services available and no overnight docking is permitted. The privately owned Delaware City Marina (302) 834-4172 offers fuel and overnight docking facilities. The State of Delaware operates a public boat ramp across the Branch Canal from Delaware City. The launch is accessible through the Fort DuPont State Park entrance on Route 9.