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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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Enjoyed learning about the different guns but our visit got cut short due to nasty rainy weather (and a tornado watch). Hoping to return again to finish the sights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Middleburg, PA
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed learning about the different guns but our visit got cut short due to nasty rainy weather (and a tornado watch). Hoping to return again to finish the sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While other soldiers fought the Nazis or the forces of the Emperor of Japan, others manned this site waiting for German battleships which never came. The barracks, artillery, and the underground battery inside the Great Dune were well supplemented with interpretive displays which included vintage photographs. Although the mess hall and recreation building are gone, the view from the Great... More 

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Pittsburgh
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Seeing all the military emplacements and buildings as well as the view from the tower should not be missed particularly for parents and kids and or history buffs.

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Harbeson, Delaware
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84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wonderful place to walk around. If you go on the right dates, there are period dressed tour guides. Visiting the bunker is wonderful. New things are added all the time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Fort Miles gives a fascinating look back into Work War II history. Take time to go to the visitor's center, where the staff will give you information about life as it was when the Fort was active. The lantern tour is also worth doing.

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Herndon, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A bit of history at the shore. While not a DC-quality sight, it offers a lot of Delaware history about the army base. visit the lookout for great views of the atlantic and delaware bay

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Enjoyed walk up the observation tower and signs describing event. Fort Miles itself was interesting though they could have labeled all the equipment instead of just some of it. That would be better.

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Middlesex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Several times during the year they open Battery 519 for tours. It's breath taking to walk through the long tunnel that connects the two main shore battery guns and to see what it was like to man the guns and be ready in a moment's notice to fire the guns off in de-fence of our coast line! This site defended... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The lantern tour is great even for those who are not history buffs. It's slightly over an hour and tour guides are quite good. Don't know how you could beat it for $5.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great for history buffs. Sometimes it has reenactments. It is with in the Cape Henlopen State Park. There is an enterance fee for the park, but it gets you to all the places with in the park to visit.

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Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302-645-8983
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes

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