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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

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Awesome History Tour at the Beach!

We've taken family and friends to visit Fort Miles and tour the battery 519. The volunteers have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
khartschuh
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Lewes, Delaware
Fort Miles - Cape Henlopen

If you are looking to see a 16" dia barrel gun from a battle ship go to Fort Miles, there is one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave P
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've taken family and friends to visit Fort Miles and tour the battery 519. The volunteers have done such a great job restoring this wonderful part of Delaware history! The big guns from WW II were amazing, and learning about the importance of the fort...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank khartschuh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to see a 16" dia barrel gun from a battle ship go to Fort Miles, there is one mounted for inspection, it is awesome

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

The Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park is located in the hunting area of the Cape Henlopen State Park. It is worth the time if you stay at the camp site of the park to explore the area. But if you just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Incredible piece of WW2 history! Spent 2-3 hrs hiking, observing the WW2 weaponry, and over-look is spectacular for viewing wide angle of beaches, and Cape May.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Fort Miles was very interesting. We tried to imagine what it would be like to be a part of the military here during WWII. The huge guns on display were very impressive. The walk through Fort Miles gave us a good idea of how our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This makes for a fun family outing which includes both history and a lovely beach. Within a state park, it includes an old fort, with tours and various programs scheduled as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 21 August 2018

What a wonderful way for three generations to learn about WWII! History comes alive at the historic fort. All in our group found this historical site fascinating. Would recommend this for anyone and for all ages. Even the youngest in a group will be taken...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 222Traveler
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Fascinating glimpse into an aspect of WW11, which seems eerily present, as if the troops just left last week. The battery tour is particularly to be recommended. Or just walk through the Fort, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the sea views.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GregSimpkins
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I were trying to navigate the bike trail from Rehoboth Beach and happened upon Fort Miles. The parks department people were so knowledgeable and were able to answer our many questions. There is a nice little museum with artifacts. We didn't know...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mariacA1845ZZ
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

What an awesome preserved museum to see. Bring your bikes cause after swim you can ride into the sunset with awesome views

Date of experience: August 2018
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Karen G
12 November 2018|
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Response from ewakub | Reviewed this property |
hmm its about over 100. maybe 4 to 5 stories high...not bad of hike up the stairs you can stop and look outside as well deft. worth seeing
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jezebelkay
9 April 2018|
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Response from karenkX9255CW | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the only place dogs are not allowed is on the beach during summer time.
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