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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
+1 302-645-8983
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Great WWII History and Birding

Old barrack, large mounted guns and an old observation tower you can climb to the top to get and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tetonted1995
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Harwich, Massachusetts
History in action

Love the recreations of WW2 era and the firing of the guns is amazing. Looking forward to lantern... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Karen K
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Millsboro, Delaware
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“wwii history” (12 reviews)
“uss missouri” (10 reviews)
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Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
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+1 302-645-8983
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"cape henlopen state park"
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"underground bunker"
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"nice walk"
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"special events"
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"interesting tour"
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"beautiful vistas"
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"walk around"
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"all ages"
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"guns"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old barrack, large mounted guns and an old observation tower you can climb to the top to get and idea of what it was like for the coast watchers of WWII. Pluss a burst of unexpected birds.

Thank Tetonted1995
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Love the recreations of WW2 era and the firing of the guns is amazing. Looking forward to lantern light tour of bunker this year. Amazing to just walk around, and learn new aspects of our history

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were not even aware this was in the area where we were visiting BUT we were very pleased when we came across this site! Even on a day in February, off season!, it was crowded and we had a great time visiting here!

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

You can first climb the World War II observation tower and have a good birds view at the adjacent Fort Miles area. Afterwards it seems easier to visit and explore. You can visit old barracks, observation towers and see the cannons and fortifications.

Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Miles situated in beautiful Cape Henlopen State park is a great stop for anyone interested in our history. The impressive collection of guns and war artifacts will quench the thirst of almost any war enthusiast. The relatively newer museum is a must see. Check...More

Thank localeater64
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Miles provides for several hours of enjoyment walking the facility and taking in all of the history of the role it played in WWII. There is an extensive collection of armaments and you are allowed to walk all around them, touch them and even...More

Thank 57RRoberts
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The museum was closed the day we visited, but the public signage is sufficient to get a good idea of the history of Fort Miles. You can visit old barracks, see the guns used to target German subs, and even climb one of the concrete...More

Thank Wanderlust777
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We passed through Fort Mills on bicycles going through the great bike/hiking trail that runs through Cape Henelopen State Park. The State Park which has lovely beach areas has lots of bunkers, lookout towers and Army machinery which were used to secure the coastline during...More

Thank Mare C
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This old fort gives you a look back in time; A must for history buffs, their new arsenal of shore guns for defense is impressive. The chance to tour the battery when open should not be missed. Complete with volunteers who know the history -...More

Thank jerzeegolfer
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

A good look at our defenses during World War II. We were very disappointed that the museum was closed after a long walk to get there. Signs should have bee posted to say it was closed.

Thank dale1006
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jezebelkay
9 April 2018|
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Response from Karen K | 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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malibu73msm
25 October 2015|
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Response from Dan T | Reviewed this property |
The only admission is to enter Cape Henlopen State Park which is $5 for DE residents and $10 for non-residents. I believe admission is free in the winter. The best time to visit Fort Miles is for an enactment weekend. Check... More
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