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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302-645-8983
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Amazing WWII Historical Site

Fort Miles was built to defend the Mid-Atlantic region from attack by the powerful German Navy. The installation included a large number of big guns including a pair of 16 inch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Georgetown, Delaware
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Georgetown, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fort Miles was built to defend the Mid-Atlantic region from attack by the powerful German Navy. The installation included a large number of big guns including a pair of 16 inch and a pair of 12 inch guns plus a number of railmounted guns. Anyone who has even the slightest interest will enjoy visiting Fort Miles.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Fort Miles Historical Area at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes Delware is an amazing and historical park. The property is massive and a great place to hike, bike, or just walk on the beach. We toured the WWII historical areas and found them very interesting. Our high school son found the WWII and the U.S. Army exhibits used for... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a very interesting tour through the actual underground battery that was used during WWII for our protection.

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Hampton, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I decided to plan a trip to Gettysburg, Delaware, and virginia beach due to being a u.s military history buff. World war two is one of my favorite topics of study, especially the battle of the atlantic along America's east coast... this made fort miles a must. I did my research via trip advisor and youtube and was really excited... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The information about Fort Miles in WWII is amazing. The underground bunkers are still there under the dunes. I never heard any of this history until I went to Cape Henlopen State Park toured the fort. Very interesting, especially the part about a German sub surrendering at Lewes.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An historic site that a tourist does not want to miss visiting if they are interested in WWII at all.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've lived in MD all my life and I never knew the WWII history of coastal Delaware. Fort Miles is buried beneath a sand dune and, along with the cement towers along Route 1, protected the Delaware Bay. Fort Miles is being restored and "re-armed" to tell its story to visitors.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First, the guide Katlyn was perfect. She is so knowledgeable and this is not a "canned" tour. It is quite interactive and she answers all sort of questions about the Fort and its history. You have to call to arrange a tour. The tour takes you into the actual gun batteries. You also get to see the recently acquired gn... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great place to fish and enjoy the beach. Clean and nice for family. I go regularly and never disappointed.

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Elmhurst, Il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited here with friends who had stayed here many times when it was reserved for military personnel recreation. You can walk up one of the towers built to look for and sight artillery in case enemy ships were sited along the coast or entering Delaware Bay.

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